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As we approach the theme of the 1980 
Talon with mixed emotions, we know we 
must reach a conclusion, but what is the 
right one to draw? Ambiguity clouds our vis- 
ion. We see both good and evil, optimism 
and pessimism, fear and hope, triumph and 
defeat. 

For the theme of this yearbook we have 
chosen the comparison of past, present and 
future — where we've been, where we are, 
and where we're going — the perfect theme 
for an end of the decade yearbook, fairly 
comprehensive, fairly comprehensible — 
logical. With this goal in mind, we busily 
collected articles, snapped photos, con- 
ducted interviews and mapped out the me- 
chanics and graphics of the book. 

Then one day we realized we didn't know 
what we were going to say. We looked over 
our notes frantically; the essence, the key to 
the mood of the Seventies, to our genera- 
tion, must be here somewhere. But it wasn't. 
All we had were pieces of information, dis- 
jointed impressions, fragmented observa- 
tions of university life in the Seventies. More 
to the point, we were confronted by a pile of 
narrowly scoped, objectively stated sum- 
maries of the operations of the clubs, 
Creeks, sports, offices and services. Taken 
separately they were trivial. Taken together 
they were meaningless. 

We realized the immensity of the task we 
had undertaken. How can a small group of 
seniors armed only with their individual pre- 
ferences, predilections and prejudices ever 



PROLOGUE 

encapsulate the spirit of the entire decade? 
How could we dare set ourselves up as au- 
thorities and generalize about the meaning, 
mores and manners of the time even before 
established critics have attempted such 
analysis? We couldn't even agree among 
ourselves to present a unified conceptualiza- 
tion of the decade we thought of as our own. 

To present to you in this book our 
piecemeal compilation and allow you, the 
reader, to draw your own conclusions was 
our first idea. This would accomplish two 
purposes: one, it would force you to 
evaluate, to think, to analyze. Two, we 
wouldn't have to do anything. 

Tempting as this proposition was (allow- 
ing us to evade our duty and at the same 
time providing us with an intellectual justifi- 
cation for so doing), still the purpose of a 
yearbook is to draw some sort of perspec- 
tive, some sort of encapsulization, however 
limited in scope, of the year. 

What we present, therefore, is our reflec- 
tion of the year. Of necessity the year, being 
a transitional one (the blurring of the Seven- 
ties into the Eighties), must be dealt with in 
terms of its reference to the decade which it 
closes and the decade which it begins. 

We know our observations are limited. 
Perhaps this in itself is a comment on the 
decade that shaped our collective con- 
sciousness. If the Seventies were in actuality 
the haven of the "me-generation," then that 
we, its product, cannot objectively surmise 
our generation is a significant statement. 



We draw, in the following pages, upon 
our past (the Sixties, which we both idolize 
and degrade), our present (the Seventies, 
which we blindly, indifferently, passed 
through), our future (the Eighties, which, if 
Seventies' tendencies bear fruit, will blos- 
som forth into a harvest of materialistic, 
pragmatic, self-seeking individuals. Or, if 
1979 really marks the end of the malaise of 
the Seventies, the Eighties will bring forth a 



generation sobered, not embittered, hope- 
ful, not illusioned, practical, not pragmatic; 
a generation ready to learn from the past and 
forge into the future. 

We cannot summarize; we can only sur- 
mise. We cannot know; we can only guess. 
We cannot conclude; we can only end — 
and hope. 

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Group Living 

When you consider the A.U. dorms, it 
soon becomes a matter of stalking out the 
causes of the ghastly living conditions in 
them. We can point to two sources for the 
mess: a suite of offices on the first floor of 
McDowell Hall and the listening-learning 
game conducted each year along with other 
camp rituals. That game is the revered R.A. 
interview. 

The curly-haired (artificial perm) R.A., 
Mary Louise Diefenbaker, foamed at the 



mouth as she interrogated R.A. candidate 
Sam Johnson, a sophomore in Literature. 

The R.A., in her best SO) style, screamed, 
"Do you feel the entire equitable, functional 
development of the entire person-sphere is 
possible outside the eco-system of the 
dorms?" 

Johnson replied, "Ah, sweet phony-locks, 
when a person tires of the dorm, he is tired 
of life." The curly-haired R.A. thought, 
"What a banal phrase!" 




Another particularly odious R.A. snorted 
out a situational query tor the candidate: 
"You are a recruiter for A. U. They give you a 
car and everything, and you recruit people 
to come here. How would you go about 
selling this place to prospective fresh- 
peoplepersons?" 

"I'd be quick to point out that you are an 
atypical example of A.U. studenthood, as 
you are a major in one of our smaller de- 



partments, 'Living Exemplars of Theatre of 
the Absurd.' " 

The third R.A., Lance Lipton, queried 
Johnson on floor activities. "Would you be 
against selling buttons? Everyone loves but- 
tons. Especially with something 'A.U.' on 
them." 

"Yes," Johnson replied, "We could have 
buttons illustrated with an eagle clad in a 
red, white and blue chador." 



"Enough!" screeched Diefenbaker, 
"You've said nothing of redeeming social 
value. Get out of here!" She then turned to 
Lipton and said, "Have them send in the 
next one, the one with the earring on his 
tongue, and the sandals on his ears." 

Needless to say, the earringed-one was 
hired. And that is why living in the dorms is 
such fun, and yet, simultaneously, such a 
deep and meaningful experience. 




Angst: 

Wednesday 



a Journal 



It's been a long day full of noise and gos- 
sip. 

I went to class at 1 1 :20 — I hadn't come 
at all prepared, and, miraculously, I was 
spared. She never called on me. Awe-struck 
at my good luck, I drifted out of class, puzzl- 
ing over just how I was going to get out of 
my oral report next week. 

Finally, after work, the day ended. Some 
friends dropped by, dinner, a couple of 
phone calls, a nap, a meeting at 8. The 
tavern for a beer (which I stoically downed. I 
hate beer.) 

More company in the evening; more 
phone calls. I love that quiet part of the clay 
when I've set the phone down after that final 



phone call — somewhere around 2 a.m. 
Then I realize, with a jolt, what time it is. 

Time to do tomorrow's homework. 

I hope after college I can fill up my life as 
successfully and meaningfully as I have 
here. 
Saturday 

Why do I never write these days? Time, I 
suppose. Wasted, empty, filled time. 

I feel so oddly today. It's been such a hec - 
tic week. I never get anything done. I mean, 
I keep abreast of my work — barely — but 
that damned incomplete looms large and 
omnipresent. It's due in November. Maybe I 
should start researching it. Hell, it is late Oc- 
tober. 

Not that that's the only thing I've got to 
worry about. Christ, I've got a midterm 
Thursday, and three books to read through 
before then. 



Plus my laundry needs to get washed. 
Sunday 

I have a whole backload of work to do. 
Why is it, then, that it's now 3 a.m. and 
nothing is accomplished? Except, of course, 
my laundry . . . 
Monday 

Another useless day. I really hate week- 
days. But then, the hectic way life's been 
recently, with work and papers and books 
and midterms and all my friends simultane- 
ously going through love and/or identity 
crises, I've really been getting to hate 
weekends, too. 
Saturday 

This journal is the easiest thing to write. I 
have thought about all my papers, and have 
decided I don't want to write any of them: 
"Pirandello and the Problem of Self," 
"Imagination vs, Social Reality in Contem- 




porary Fiction," "Edgar Allan Poe as a Man- 
ifestation of the American Zeitgeist." Can 
anyone blame me for writing this shit in- 
stead? 

In an attempt to escape from these god- 
damned papers, I have spent the entire day 
thinking up reasons to be depressed. Not 
that I have to think long. I start with my invis- 
ible love life, my exhaustion, my apathy, my 
homework. And look how the hours fly! In 
the midst of these nostalgic reflections, I 
even managed to finish two paragraphs of 
Pirandello. 

I don't want to do anything. I think I'm 
coming down with a cold, anyway. 
Monday 

Got one done. Seven pages of angst and 
alienation. It's funny, writing these papers 
gives me an idea of what those philosophers 
are trying to say. I finally understand Sartre's 
idea of the non-presence of Pierre in the 
cafe, for instance. All right, so it doesn't 
have a helluva lot of practical significance 

— at least I understand it. 
Thursday 

I've got to keep from going crazy. Papers 
(all undone) surround me like so many 
enemy soldiers. I feel claustrophobic, 
paranoid. I'm ready for them now: coffee, 
cigarettes, and the Rolling Stones blaring 
peacefully in an otherwise still room. (My 
roommate's still out. Please Cod, keep it that 
way. Please: I promise to finish all my pap- 
ers!) 
Tuesday 

Got a paper done. It's not the best. But 
really, how should I know? I didn't read it. 
Wednesday 

I'm so tired. So apathetic. I have so much 
to do and I don't know where the time goes 

— well, some of it can be accounted for by 
the fact that I slept until 3 this afternoon. 
And I didn't want to get up then. I'm sick of 
myself. I'm sick of everything. I'm sick of 
relationships, my job, my classes. I'm sick of 
it all. 

Saturday 

I am an evil person. Thoroughly misera- 
ble, guilt-ridden, filled with self-pity, doing 
no one any good whatsoever. I am useless. 





And wasted. And wasting. And bored. Rest- 
less, listless, weary, tired, unmotivated, talk- 
ative, guilty, self-absorbed, bored. I don't 
like me very much, and 1 don't care. 

I skipped another class this week. I don't 
care. If I don't care, why am I so guilt- 
ridden about it? 
Monday 

I don't know why I'm on all this. It's the 
disgust of the self. I go from self-revilement 
to depths of melancholy self-pity. None of it 
is probably true. Who am I? Am I what I am 
or what I appear to be, to some to be, to all 
to be, to some all of the time, to all some of 
the time? 

God, I'm literate this evening — note the 
lovely parallel construction above. Why 
don't I go and write a fucking paper instead 
of wasting my time being witty with myself? 
Bitter, bitter, bitter. 

But why? Boredom probably. Nothing any 
deeper or more visceral than that. The only 
real thing knotting in my stomach is rem- 
nants of a Mackie dinner. Nothing strikes 
deeper than that. 
Thursday 

I think I'm coming down with something. 
I keep coughing. (Maybe I should cut out 
that third pack.) 
Friday 

I feel strangely detached, floating. Broken 
down in spirit, mind and body. Not "bro- 
ken," but compartmentalized, sort of frag- 
mented. Nothing fits together; everything is 
separate, disparate, unique. 

It's 3 a.m. I just ate everything in the re- 
frigerator, including that can of tuna fish I 
should have thrown out. 
Monday 

I'm less surreal, but no less morbid. I've 
had insomnia and nightmares. Why do I feel 
so frightened, so disconnected; why am I 
drifting like this? Why don't I care? What is 
frightening me so much? What can be so 
important that to escape it I eat and sleep 
non-stop? Retreat so fearfully into myself? 
Saturday 

It finally came to me. Final Exams. What 
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AFTER 
HOURS 

And the Band Played 

On 

The Concert Committee, which is com- 
posed of an advisory board and a stage 
crew, tries to bring a large variety of top 
quality entertainment to our campus each 
year. This is accomplished by having several 
miniconcerts each semester ranging in style 
from comedy to jazz to country to rock 'n 
roll. Some of the artists who have appeared 
in our miniconcert series are: Karla Bonoff, 
Pat Methany, Louden Wainwright, Richie 
Havens, Sonny Rollins, Kingfish and David 
Bromberg. 

This year a new feature was added to the 
A.U. concert scene. Rather than holding all 
concerts in the New Lecture Hall, which has 
a seating capacity of 300, arrangements 
were made to hold a couple of shows in 
Clendenen gym, which seats twice as many 
people as NLH. Being able to use a larger 
facility allowed us to bring larger and more 
popular acts to our campus. 

And of course, the highlight of each and 
every year is that sunny Sunday in April 
when the entire American University popu- 
lation meets in Woods-Brown Ampitheater 
for the Spring Event. Undergraduates, grad- 
uates, alumni, faculty, administration and 
friends all gather together for a day of relaxa- 
tion and fun with good friends and good 
music. Some of the Spring Event performers 
of the past have included ). Giles, Peter 
Frampton, John Prine, McGuinn-Clark, 
Mother's Finest, and the Grateful Dead. 

Through emphasis on variety, we feel that 
we have sponsored all the musical interests 
of the entire A.U. community. We hope we 
can continue to fulfill all of the diverse de- 
mands for music made by persons attending 
The American University by bringing fine 
performers to our campus. 

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Night Life 




Frat parties, sorority soirees, and beer 
bashes are out. Knowledgeable campsters 
know that the real night life is not at camp 
but out in the wilds. Oases of civilization 
like Sans Souci, Kosmos, and Rive Gauche 
went out with the famous breast-spitting 
competition at Sarfields. Everyone who is 
anyone is into life-seeing at night, discover- 
ing the Washington consciousness. 

Square one is the Washington bus station, 
where Butterfly "Prissy" McQueen can tes- 
tify to the fact that everyone goes nuts there, 
and it is an especially mixed group of nuts at 
that. 

For those who are anti-bussing, the same 
kind of Kafkaesque picture can be obtained 
with food at Booey's at 3 a.m. 

The strip along 14th street is the ever- 
popular watering-hole for fratniks during 
rush. If you want real action, try Rock Creek 
Park after 12 a.m. for the grooviest role- 




playing this side of the Potomac. Needless to 
say, there's role-playing on the other side of 
the Potomac at that little garden on the far 
side of Rosslyn. 

Georgetown is an over-blown place, but 
there are a few good spots that are worth a 
try. One of them is the strip along M Street 
where the famous blonde lady in black plies 
her wares — doggie doodies in little plastic 
bags for $1. "Give the little doggie bags to 
your friends and tell them what you think of 
them," she says. 

Another glamorous hang-out for the Kol- 
lege Krowd is the ever-popular Roy's, where 
a good time is always had by all — except 
the staff having to put up with that good 
time. 

The foregoing is not to imply that the 
campus itself is without its excitement for 
the insomniac set. To return to our initial 
metaphor, it is a veritable garden of earthy 
delights. 

The more daring among the nature lovers 
brush up on fun in the bathroom on the third 
floor of that den of the laid-back and mel- 
low, Hughes Hall. 

The best night-life experiences are those 
events that are genuinely spontaneous. All 
nostalgiacs will immediately think of those 
unexpected fire drills and bomb scares 
which graced our evenings throughout the 
year. The memories of the fellowship and 
warmth during these dorm activities are only 
marred by the memories of having to go 
single file through a door along with eight 
hundred other people while dutifully flash- 
ing one's key. 

But there is one camp activity that scores 
high on everyone's list: musical beds has 
always been popular because it offers stu- 
dents an important outlet for enhancing 
those otherwise boring nights when they just 
can't get it up to stalk the jungle. 



Hotline/Companion 
Programs 

The A.U. Hotline primarily serves the 
American University community. Open 
daily from 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Hotline 
receives calls ranging in seriousness from 
questions concerning campus movie sched- 
ules to suicide. The Hotline is staffed by stu- 
dents enrolled in the course "Crisis Interven- 
tion: Theory and Technique," a course 
structured to provide the students with a 
theoretical background in crisis counseling 
with the additional opportunity to translate 
this background into practical application 
on the Hotline. The Hotline has a reputation 
for its organizational and training proce- 
dures. 

Hotline also acts as a referral service for 
the Companion Program, a student run peer 
counseling service. Students in the Compan- 
ion Program receive extensive training in 
basic counseling and behavior change skills 
and receive supervision from professional 
counselors in the Center for Psychological 

SASS 

Concerts, coffeehouses, lectures, dances. 
At some point in the production of these and 
most student-sponsored programs, you will 
find SASS (the Office of Student Activities 
and Special Services). 

SASS acts as a resource to the various 
components of the Student Confederation, 
the Student Union Board, Greek organiza- 
tions and student media. Clubs look to the 
SASS staff for assistance in establishing goals 
and objectives and in developing and plan- 
ning activities. Up-to-date files are main- 
tained in order to refer potential members to 
existing social, academic, political, athletic, 
public service, and special interest organiza- 
tions, or to facilitate establishing new ones. 
Participation in these non-classroom ac- 
tivities provides invaluable opportunities for 
developing management skills, for personal 
exploration and growth, and for friendships 
that won't be left behind on graduation day. 
Whitney Stewart 



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and Learning Services. Companions can 
provide a useful and important adjunct to 
counseling. They can help with specific so- 
cial, study, or assertive skills problems, as 
well as offering support and empathy to a 
student who is lonely or depressed. 



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The Big Buddy Tutoring Program 



1st row: David Margolis (Director), Anita Lang, Cas- 
sandra Baker, Donna Vailonis, Ann Stanley, Barbara 
Burnside, Margaret Horrigan, Mary Calvin; 2nd row: 
Lorraine Ritacco, Dawn Peters, Nick Kalathas, W.D. 
Myhre, Isabel Wyant, Andre Spearman; not pictured: 
Beatrice Scifart, Kate Boylan, Branda Cilmartin, Penny 
Frank, Myra Battle, Jim Fontana, Stephanie Grant, Cina 
Aldisert, Thomas Cirard, Ann Todd, Gail Travers, 



Becky Dietz, Marita Meyer, Julie Ford, Sherrie Karan, 
Robert Aizer, Kate Margolis, Anne Stevens, Danielle 
Santucci, David Weisman, Didi Stefanchik, Meenah 
Halson, Claire Di Martini, Donna Martell, Hannah Bel- 
dock, Robin Zimmerman, Monica Hannon, Susan Ear- 
nest, Andrew Garfinkel, Cindy Pena, (obn Olson, Amy 
Pearl, Dee Reilly, Donna Fischer, Barbara Wien, John 
Graf, Kim Matthias. 




The Big Buddy Tutoring Program is de- 
signed to bring elementary school children 
to the campus once a week to meet with 
A.U. student volunteers. The two main goals 
of the program are to bring up the children's 
reading and math levels and to build be- 
tween the tutor and the child a special one 
to one relationship. 

On a typical clay the children arrive on 
campus at 3:30. From 3:30 to 4:00 they are 
provided with a snack purchased from the 
Macke Food Service. From 4:00 to 5:15 the 
tutors and their children work with materials 
provided by Big Buddy to improve the 
child's math and reading skills. Each tutor 
works with only one child during this time. 
From 5:15 to 6:00 there is an innovative 
recreation period, during which time the 
children and their tutors may listen to a 
guest speaker, watch a film, take a field trip, 
play an educational game or just do what- 
ever each tutor and child decide they want 
to do. At 6:00 the children are taken home. 

Big Buddy is funded by the Student Con- 
federation and works in conjunction with the 
Student Union Board Department of Com- 
munity Affairs. A.U.T.O. provides free 
transportation from the children's school to 
A.U. and from A.U. to each child's home. 
The program runs three days a week, Tues- 
day, Wednesday and Thursday. 

David H. Margolis 
Director, Big Buddy 

Division of Student 
Life 

Education is a continuous and multifa- 
ceted process which encompasses experi- 
ences both within and outside the class- 
room, both on and off the campus. The Divi- 
sion of Student Life is closely involved in 
many areas which have an impact upon stu- 
dents' experiences and development. 

The offices within the Division of Student 
Life include: the Vice President for Student 
Life, Dean of Students Office, Residential 
Life Office, Child Development Center, 
International Student Center, Student Ac- 
tivities and Special Services Office, Center 
for Psychological and Learning Services, 
Student Health Center, Campus Ministries 
Center, and Intercultural Affairs Office. The 
opportunities for learning, whether it's living 
in the residence halls, participating in orga- 
nizations, going on retreats or attending 
programs or worship services or any of do- 
zens of other experiences, all are part of stu- 
dent life at American University. 

Jeanne M. Likins 



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GREEKS 



Phi Mu Fraternity for 
Women 

The members of Phi Mu Fraternity for 
Women recognize their chapter to be a 
source of enjoyment, pride, fulfillment and 
challenge during their years at American. 
While many of the Fraternity's members 
have participated in such campus activities 
as the Student Confederation, University 
Senate, Residence Hall Association, honor 
fraternities, performing arts productions and 
religious and academic organizations, and 
have worked at internships and cooperative 
education jobs with the Federal Govern- 
ment, their involvement in Phi Mu has re- 
mained a unique component of their extra- 
curricular life. 

Phi Mu provides its members with the op- 
portunity to expand their circle of acquain- 
tances via joint social events with other 
Creek chapters, the Greek Council and the 
Panhellenic Council. Within the chapter, 
weekly programs include auto maintenance 
and fitness workshops, self-defense demon- 
strations, dinner theatre productions and in- 
formal get-togethers. 

At the same time, however, Phi Mus can 
take pride in their fraternity's emphasis on 
academic achievement, as promoted 
through the establishment of scholastic 
standards and academic advisory programs. 

"Candy-gram" sales and other fundraisers 
to benefit their national philanthropy, 
Project H.O.P.E., and a local canned goods 
drive to assist the D.C. Emergency Family 
Shelter demonstrate the organization's dedi- 
cation to social service and give Phi Mus a 
sense of fulfillment and responsibility. 

Finally, within the chapter, the opportu- 
nity to explore one's potential as both a 
leader and an active participant presents a 
challenge for each woman who dedicates 
herself to Phi Mu's ideals and goals. 

The Fraternity will hold a significant place 
in the memories of its graduating seniors; 
and yet its dynamism promises a continuous 
means for personal development for the new 
members who enter its ranks each semester. 
Valyrie K. Laedlein 



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Peggy A. Brown; 2nd row: Jessica Holmes, Melanie rman, Vicki O'Leary, Mary Bannister. 
Reid, Kathleen LaMarre, Lisa Shimberg (Pres.), Carrie 




Greek Council 

The purpose of the Greek Council is to 
promote Greek unity at A.U., encourage bet- 
ter relations between Greeks and the Uni- 
versity community, and to provide a service 
to the University. 

The Greek Council represents eleven sep- 
arate fraternities and sororities at A.U., with 
a combined membership of nearly 300 stu- 
dents. It also represents several thousand 
Greeks who have graduated from The Amer- 
ican University. 

We are an active organization commit- 
teed to bettering The American University 
through the Greek system. And, due to our 
excellent leadership this year, we are well 
on our way to reaching this goal. Our 
suggestion and contribution to the school is 
best encompassed in these two words: Go 
Greek! 



The American 
University 
Panhellenic Council 

The American University Panhellenic 
Council is the coordinating organiza- 
tion for the four sororities that are af- 
filiated through the National Panhel- 
lenic Council. This group organizes 
rush, and schedules social and service 
events in which all sorority women can 
participate. These include the annual 
semi-formal dance as well as numerous 
Greek Council activities, such as Greek 
Week. 

Karen-Rae Friedman 




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not pictured: Douglas Grayson, Benjiman Hanley, Ad- 
rian Brevard, Donald Deville, Kevin Howard, William 
Brewster. 



Alpha Phi Alpha 
Fraternity, Inc. 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., was 
founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell 
University by Henry A. Callis, Charles H. 
Chapman, Eugene K. Jones, George B. Kel- 
ley, Nathaniel A. Murray, Robert H. Ogle 
and Vertner W. Tandy. It was the first black 
college fraternity founded, and the first fra- 
ternity, black or white, to open its doors to 
men of other races. It has been interracial 
since 1945 and since its founding has initi- 
ated some 70,000 men into its ranks. 

Nu Beta Chapter was founded on May 22, 
1977. The fifteen founders of Nu Beta are 
Anthony Williams, Joseph Ferguson, Darion 
Thomas, John Garnett, Adrian (Lucky) Bre- 
vard, Daniel Robinson, Earl Jennings, Ben- 
jamin Bowles, Robert Kelley, Edgar Oliver, 
Robert Butts, Donald DeVille, Mark Trice, 
Michael Reeves and Donald Edwards. 

During the past academic year, Nu Beta 
initiated four new members: William Good- 
loe, Kevin Howard, Benjamin Hanley and 
Douglas Grayson. Nu Beta Chapter is active 
in the community, serving the Southwest 
and our soon to be initiated Higher Educa- 
tion Encouragement Program, a program to 
encourage local high school students to at- 
tend college. 

Nu Beta also sponsors "Alpha Presents," 
a career program designed to introduce 
minority students to job outlooks in their 
fields of interest. Members also assist in the 
Million Dollar Fund Raising Drive for the 
N.A.A.C.P., the National Urban League and 
the United Negro College Fund. 

Phi Delta Gamma 

1st row: Beverly Knox, Vicki Glenn, Violeta Ettle, R. 
Bruce Poynter, Richard Berendzen, Carmen Neuberger, 
Patricia Armstrong, Helen E. Hart, Nelle Eddy; 2nd 
row: Fahimea Mortazavi, Nancy Dimock, Ann Foltz, 
Sandi O'Neill, Karen Bune, Dana Johnson, Joanne 
Dula, E. Pauline Annis, R. Wisespojanakit, Martha 
Lewis, Ellen Caswell, Jeanne Gessay. 



The Beta Epsilon Chapter of Delta 
Gamma is presently the largest sorority at 
American University. One of many such 
chapters at universities across the country, 
Delta Gamma is a service organization de- 
dicated to the needs of the community, the 
University and its individual members. 

As its foundation project Delta Gamma 
has chosen aid to the blind, and sight con- 
servation. Members read to blind students 
on campus and raise money to donate to 
worthwhile causes. Such a program pro- 
vides an opportunity for those involved to 
accept responsibility and to know the satis- 
faction that comes from helping others. 

Delta Gamma also serves the A.U. com- 
munity in a wide range of functions. A num- 
ber of members are resident advisors in the 
dormitories, teaching and research assis- 
tants, rush hostesses and little sisters for the 
fraternities, campus tour guides, Orientation 
aides and drivers for the student bus 
(A.U.T.O.). 

For the members themselves, social ac- 
tivities are abundant. The spring formal and 
the dinner theatres highlight the year's func- 
tions. Other activities scheduled throughout 
the year include mixers with the fraternities, 
happy hours, dinner parties, sightseeing, 
study breaks, picnics, rollerskating, horse- 
back riding, tavern nights, game nights — 
whatever the sisters decide sounds like fun. 

Best of all, Delta Gamma offers a special 
opportunity for close friendship with other 
students having similar interests and objec- 
tives. Membership in Delta Gamma is 
lifelong. There are active alumni chapters 
across the nation, where members from ac- 
ross the country welcome each other with 
open arms. It feels good to have friends 
nationwide. 

Margaret Wolff 



seated: Martha Duvall, Susan Kelly, Tiina Ederma, 
Margie Stauffer, Eileen Mulvey, Susan Bell, leannette 
Chu, "Hannah"; standing: Kathy Baisden, lanne Con- 
ger, Janis Adolph, Linda Anderson, Tracy L. Freidah, 
Meg Lynch, Camille Argento, Dawn Peters; not pic- 



Delta Gamma 

tured: Amy Bransdoffer, Nancy Brunna, Caroline 
D'Ambrosia, Patty Evans, Marie Gladue, Pam McCar- 
thy, Molly Mosher, Pam Presser, Donna Shira, Julie 
Sudak, Debra VeyVoda, Maggie Wolff, Joy Watnick. 



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Alpha Sigma Phi 

1st row: Toni Wiraatmadj, Manny Staurulakis, Augie 
Aloia, Brian Ferrar, Hank Newman, Pete Brewington, 
leannette Chu, Bob Ahlstrom, Frank Nemiroff, Nelson 
Fox, Richard Wilson; 2nd row: Greg Sperr, John Martin 



(Pres.), Richard Resnick, Ed Moreno, Dave Riemer, 
John Barab, John Shattinger, Keith Cuomo; not pic- 
tured: Keith McKenzie (V.P.), Rich Goldberg, Doug 
Babbin, Mark Au, Mike Longhi, Craig Dziedzic, Bren- 
dan McCarthy, Lamott Smith, Bob Rothacker, Randy 
Zolz. 



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This year, Alpha Kappa Alpha will cele- 
brate its 72nd anniversary, making it the 
oldest black Greek-letter sorority in 
America. 

Although established nationally for so 
long, Alpha Kappa Alpha has only existed at 
A.U. for a short time. (The Lambda Zeta 
Chapter of the American University was 
chartered in 1977.) 

Our relatively youthful status has not de- 
terred us from planning a variety of ambiti- 
ous activities, however. We have a very 
busy agenda this year, which started with an 




Delta Sigma Theta 

1st row: Cynthia Belizaire, Maxine Jackson — Advisor 
Cina Ferguson, Dawn Burwell, Joanne Saunders, De 
Levay Osborne; 2nd row: Monique Osborne, llsia Mar 
tin, Carol Waters, Karen M. Jackson, Angela E. Gilliam 
Rosalind Harper, Evetta Sherman; missing: Wanda Pat 
nick, Rita Chandler, Odessa Jackson, Marva Parker 
Elaine Heath — Advisor, Johnnie Mae Durant — Advi 
sor. 



Delta Sigma Theta, a public service sorori- 
ty, was founded at Howard University in 
Washington, D.C., on January 13, 1913, by 
a group of twenty-two undergraduate 
women seeking to deemphasize the social 
aspect of sorority life. These women ob- 
tained a Certificate of Incorporation on Feb- 



Alpha Kappa Alpha 

1st row: Rachelle Harris, Denise Keeling, Pamela Sta- 
te in, Dale Carey, Sheila Bette, Sharon L. Sanders; 1st 
row standing: Gail M. Spence; 2nd row: Debra Ann 
Ross, Sheila Stubblefield, Michelle Logan (V.P.), Myrna 
Malone, Krystal Patrick; not pictured: Zelda Myers, 
Cynthia Spence, Muriel Baker, Janice Williams, Verna 
Montgomery, Roxanne McElvane, Leontyne Clay. 

orientation booth in September, and partici- 
pation in the Dance-A-Thon in October. We 
also took part in a National Immunization 
Program this year. We sponsored canned 
food and clothing drives for the needy, gave 
a Christmas Party at St. Anne's Orphans' 
Home, and worked with the sick of the 
Children's Hospital in the spring. 

We are dedicated to achieving high goals 
scholastically and to becoming more aware 
of the problems and needs of the individuals 
within the community and the nation. 
Through our growing awareness, we hope to 
fulfill our goals of service to the needs of 
neighboring communities. 

ruary 18, 1913; this Certificate is now on file 
in the Congressional Library in Washington, 
D.C. 

The stated purpose of the founders was to 
establish a sorority which would promote 
high cultural, intellectual and moral stan- 
dards among its members for their own ben- 
efit and for that of the larger society. 

In the interpretation of this purpose, the 
sorority has evolved over the years of its 
existence a program with concern not only 
for its own membership but also for the gen- 
eral welfare of all. Delta Sigma Theta has a 
current membership of over 95,000 women 
distributed throughout more than 645 chap- 
ters located in 45 states, including Alaska, 
the Republics of Haiti and Liberia, the Virgin 
Islands and West Germany. 

Nu Alpha Chapter of DST came to Ameri- 
can University in April of 1976. This chap- 
ter's areas of public service include: the Dis- 
tinguished Professor's Endowment Fund, 
Muscular Dystrophy, the Sasha Bruce 
House, Boy Scouts, the United Black Fund 
and more. The current chapter President is 
Gina Ferguson. 



Alpha Chi Omega 



1st row: Amy Seed, Catherine McMahon, Susan Ritki n. Helene Wallach; not pictured: Robin Barsky, Nica 
Sally Bloomberg; 2nd row: Karen Rae Friedman, Elaine Hersch, Sandy Supovitz, Valerie Bogacz, Lauren Abel- 
Martin, Laura Laib, Cindy Silverberg, Debby Feld, son. 



Alpha Chi Omega was founded in 1885 
and was established at American University 
in 1937. The chapter has been going strong 
ever since. 

The energetic girls of Alpha Chi pursue 
fields of study ranging from business to polit- 
ical science to nursing to economics. 

Alpha Chi Omega is more than just a so- 
cial sorority. Its girls contribute fully to cam- 
pus life and also support national causes. In 
the fall you will see them selling pumpkins 
for Cystic Fibrosis, and in the spring you will 
see them selling daffodils for Easter Seals. 

To be a member of Alpha Chi Omega 
means much more than just to be one of a 
group of friends. It means sharing a bond of 
sisterhood one can only experience by 
being a part of it. 

Phi Sigma Sigma 

With the help of many devotees, Phi 
Sigma Sigma was reorganized this semester. 
The sorority is based upon an individualism 
that the girls refer to as "Earth manship." Phi 
Sig consists of six dynamic girls: Lauri Dys- 
trom, Debbie Sossen, Debbie Mann, Roxana 
Homye, Melisa Coe and Natalia Crofut. To- 
gether they form a strong union and share 
their enthusiasm with others to make Phi 
Sigma Sigma attractive to the community. 
Some of their activities have included the 
sponsorship of a faculty panel discussion on 
Iran, trips to see films, dinners and times for 
sharing with each other and with their na- 
tional sisters. 

Natalia Crofut, Deborah Sossen, Deborah |. Mann, 
Lauri Nystrom; not pictured: Shelia (Advisor), Melisa 
Coe, Rossana Homonyon. 






1st row: Greg Lockwood, |im Curran, Tom Lewis, Brian 
Moath, Dave Wong; 2nd row: Mike McGregor, Mark 
Needel, Chris Ade, Tom Lunder; 3rd row: Steve War- 
tenberg, John Bidwell, Paul Argtropolous, Rich Rosetti, 
Chris Dauler, Steve Alexander, Ken Eisenberg. 

Phi Sigma Kappa 

This year Phi Sigma Kappa is especially 
proud of its intramural football team. The 
team has been undefeated for the past six 
years and has won the intramural title each 
of these years. In addition, this year the team 
won the Washington, D.C., Extramural 
Championship, surpassing ten other area 
schools. 

Other highlights of the year included the 
annual Thanksgiving dinner, attended by 
Rev. Poynter and Whitney Stewart. 

Phi Sig also did little this year to tarnish 
their reputation as the most socially active 
organization on campus. Highlights in- 
cluded the Halloween, Christmas and 
Founders' Day parties. 

Phi Sig also launched a new program de- 
signed to help area residents. Services in- 
clude leaf raking and snow shoveling. 

This year over twenty Phi Sig brothers will 
graduate. The fraternity wishes them the best 
of luck and hopes they will live up to the 
high standards they have set for themselves. 



Alpha Tau Omega 

Alpha Tau Omega has seen substantial 
change since the chapter at American was 
chartered in 1943. The chapter has suffered 
through good and bad times, but our broth- 
erhood has withstood all challenges. 

ATO social life is never humdrum — for 
what is a social fraternity without social 
functions? We live from party to party, good 
time to good time. (Because of the high intel- 
lectual caliber of ATO men, academics are 



hardly a worry.) 

Our alumni have found their continuing 
relationship with their fraternity to be useful 
to them. The leadership and learning expe- 
riences they had as undergraduates in ATO 
they find to be the cornerstone for their 
numerous conquests in the "real world." 

Other fraternities have come and gone. 
Others have merely straggled along. But no 
fraternity can boast a membership like the 
great, hairy-chested men of ATO. 




1st row at left: Michael Fier, Robert Singer, )on Kron- 
gard, Roger Petrocelli, Mark Rothman, lay Margolin, 
Combee, Dean; 2nd row: James Sullivan (Beerman), 
Jeff Bernstein, Scott Crosby, Ken Maggi, E. Quake Re- 
dison, Cory Baker, Bluto, Dave Stickman, GOD Colle- 
gent, D. Hoosier, J.J. Slotney, Larry Levy. 



Executive Committee 

Eli Futerman, Greg Bradley, Marc Duber, Pattie Preztunik, Eilleen Lisker; not pictured: Jamilla Moore. 



CLUBS 



Student 
Confederation 

The Student Confederation consists of 
every full-time undergraduate on The Amer- 
ican University campus. Its full-time staff 
members are those who have been elected 
by the student body to handle the day to day 
affairs of the Confederation. 

American's student government is in the 
process of change, a change to include all 
undergraduates in its affairs. 

The S.C. is in the forefront in matters con- 
cerning tuition, academics, and the social 
welfare of A.U. students. Activities this year 
have included benefits for charity . . . and 
will include programs political, cultural and 
social in nature. 

Pattie Preztunik 
S.C. President 

The Student Union 
Board 

The Student Union Board is responsible 
for almost every activity that occurs on The 
American University campus. It organizes 
everything from the Big Buddy Tutoring Pro- 
gram to the annual Spring Concert. The SUB 
is the division of the Student Confederation 
that allows the students who participate to 
actually get down and plan and pull off an 
event or program. Many people don't 
realize that the SUB offers everyone an op- 
portunity to determine where their activity 
fee will go. But more importantly, the SUB 
offers an excellent addition to the normal 
academic curriculum. It allows those who 
participate to take part in "real life" ac- 
tivities rather than to rely solely on the class- 
room for their education. 

Greg Bradley 




1st row: Karen Chizeck (Office Director. AUTO), Tom Chairman); 2nd row: Andrew Ship and Wally Cronm 

Martin, Curt Good (ACC Chairman), David Smith (Commissioners of Transportation), Don Walters (Cof- 

(Commissioner of Student Affairs), Greg Bradley (SUB feehouse Mgr.), Eric Fluster (Concert Chairman), David 

Chairman), Billie )an Bensen (SUB Secretary), Ken H. Margolis (Director, Big Buddy). 
Kutsch (Concert Committee), Ramzi D. Seikaly (Cinema 



Inter-Club Council 




The Residence Hall 
Association 

The Residence Hall Association is the res- 
ident student's government. Much of its time 
is spent working with the Office of Resident- 
ial Life and the Office of Student Life in an 
attempt to make dorm policy more respon- 
sive to those students it concerns. 

Basically, the RHA is composed of three 
levels of government: 

1) The Executive Council consists of the 
RHA President, Vice President, Controller, 



Secretary, the six Dorm Presidents and the 
chairpersons of various committees. 

2) The Dorm Government in each dormitory 
consists of the Dorm President, Vice Presi- 
dent, Treasurer, Secretary and the Floor 
Presidents. 

3) The Floor Governments consist of the 
Floor President, other officers elected by the 
floor and the floor residents. 

The Executive Council focuses much of its 
efforts on keeping up with University ac- 
tivities and policies, especially where they 
concern the residents, and in turn informing 
the dorm councils. It also runs events such 



1st row: Mohammad Anousheh, John Lapozzi, Jr., 
Ronni Cohen, Ahmed H., Lisa Isaac, Maureen Miller, 
Pam Koller, Ann Werboff, Carolyn Sterling, Amaya 
Ball, Devendra Jessramsingh; 2nd row: Lewis Stess, 
Mark Linde, Bill Rogers, John Olson, Jimmy Lewis; 3rd 
row: Phillip Messenger, Vann H. VanDiepen, Mike 
Russotto, Ellen Bitto. 

1st row: lane Porterfield (McDowell Hall Pres), Linda 
Stern (Marian Hall Pres.), Cina M. Troisi (Secretary), 
Arthur L. Henick (Pres.), CD. Horowitz (Anderson Hall 
Pres.), Michelle Albin (Letts Hall Pres.); 2nd row: 
Mitchell Cartenberg (Controller), Martha Smith 
(Hughes Hall Pres.), Kenny Polcun (Pres. T. Floor Letts 
Hall), George W. Wheelwright (Secretary Letts Hall). 



as campus-wide parties and Orientation 
events, and it allocates and loans money to 
the dorms and floors. 

Each individual Dorm Council is repre- 
sented by its President's vote on the Execu- 
tive Council. They, too, conduct their own 
programs, both social and cultural, with the 
funds allocated. 

The Floor Governments use their allo- 
cated funds for programs directed at uniting 
floor members, developing a sense of com- 
munity and developing the group's interests. 



1st row: Denise O. Keeling, Calvin D. Evans, Debra Hamilton; 2nd row: Rev. Clarence L. Cross, ]r., Mark 
Ann Ross, Kendra L. Harris, Carl L. Winfree, Amelia K. M. Harris, Anthony Hopson, Garfield G. Tyson, |r. 



OASATAU (Black 

Student Union) Pride, 

People and Progress 

OASATAU (Organization of African and 
Afro-American Students at The American 
University) was founded in 1967 to repre- 
sent and protect the rights of black students. 
In its thirteen year existence on campus, 
OASATAU is the only black institution that 
has: 

Been the driving force behind the crea- 
tion of the University's minority schol- 
arships program, 

Been responsible for the initial exis- 
tence of minority faculty and staff, 

Facilitated the hiring of the first minor- 
ity at the administration's vice presi- 
dential level, 

Not allowed the University to forget the 
black student's commitment to the 
black community by working with 




churches, community organizations 
and inner city students. 

OASATAU is divided into four sections. 
The Social and Cultural Division is respon- 
sible for all cultural events for the organiza- 
tion, such as coffeehouses, concerts, discos 
and fashion shows. 

The Communication Division is responsi- 
ble for "Mellow Madness," a radio program 
aired on WAMU-AM and hosted by Sam 
White. "Stepping into Tomorrow," a public 
affairs show which deals with issues from a 
black perspective, from Webber and Bakke 
decisions to the Black Movement in the Six- 
ties, is also aired under this division. This 
show is hosted by Larry Manly. 

The pride and joy of the organization is 
the newspaper, the "UHURU" (Swahili for 
freedom). It has been in existence for the last 
ten years. The paper covers national, inter- 
national, local and campus news from a 



black perspective. 

The Political Division is responsible for 
the Community Tutoring Program and for 
bringing speakers to the campus seminars 
on issues affecting people. 

The Administrative Division is responsible 
for the operation of the office, in terms of 
routing mail and setting up meetings with 
campus officials. 

The directors in the year of 1979-80 were 
Mark M. Harris, Coordinator, Debra A. Ross, 
Administrative Director, Garfield C. Tyson, 
Jr., Communications Director, Pam E. 
McCurty, Political Director and Carl Win- 
free, Comptroller. The supporting staff in- 
cluded Cheryl Ashton, Naomi Carrington, 
Donna Hampton, Kendra Harris, Anthony 
Hopson, Linda Jackson, Linda Moses, Carol 
Waters and Samuel White. 

OASATAU is about Pride, People and 
Progress. 



1st row below: Kathryn Ha 
nie Hoffman, Leslie Haig; 
Steve Shearer (Chairman), 



nilton, Dawn Merino, Ber- 
!nd row: lohn Dobriansky, 
ames R. Zittle, Charles A. 



Miller, Robert Hauser; 3rd row: Daryl M. Elliott, Ronald 
C. Paseur, Gary Ciacometti (Treas.), Phil Dolliff, Harry 
Stowers (Vice Chairman). 





Marketing Club 

1 st row left: Dr. Cao — Advisor, Bonnie McDonnald — 
President, Li Li Montakhab; 2nd row: Jeff Taub — Vice 
President; 3rd row: Ken Horowitz, Wayne Feldman. 

The Marketing Club, which is affiliated 
with the American Marketing Association, 
Washington Chapter, offers all students an 
opportunity to get involved both socially 
and academically. 

Through actual marketing problems 
presented to the club my local companies, 
the A.U. Marketing Club allows students to 
apply their knowledge while gaining practi- 
cal experience. 



1st row below: Dana Linton, |im Carroll, lames Callan, 
Nilsa Marin, Peter Weiss, Kathleen Ross, Ann Linet, 
Randy Stetor; 2nd row: David Glickman, Steve Raabe, 
Matt Jacobs, lohn Whitehurst, A.D. McEackin, James 
McGovern, Silnia Little, Craig Brodie, Mark Meridy. 




College Republicans 

The American University College Repub- 
licans serve to promote the Republican Party 
on campus and to help members become 
politically aware. To this end, our campus 
activities include debates with the Demo- 
crats, participation in student government 
elections, and involvement in student issues 
such as tuition hikes. In addition, we spon- 
sor lectures by big-name party officials at 
A.U. 

Off-campus, College Republicans have 
regular lunches with congressmen and 
senators in the Capitol or meet with them in 
their offices. CR's provide members the op- 
portunity to attend Republican events, in- 
cluding, this year, such highlights as the 
Presidential announcements of Senator 
Baker and Ambassador Bush, a picnic at the 
farm of Senator John and Elizabeth Taylor 
Warner, and dinners with Ronald Reagan 
and John Conally. 

All told, College Republicans provides its 
members with the opportunity to become 
involved and gain political education and 
experience while having fun doing so. 

Steven Shearer 

The American 
University Democrats 

At the beginning of this year, we pro- 
claimed that the major function of the Ameri- 
can University Democrats would be the ed- 
ucation of the campus in regard to political 
issues. In keeping with this pledge we have 
had political forums on various issues, and 
have presented such dynamic speakers as 
Congressman Christopher Dodd of Connec- 
ticut, and New York Congresswoman Shir- 
ley Chisholm. 

We have done our part in this election 
year by sponsoring a fundraiser for one of 
the nation's most prominent and respected 
Democrats, Senator George McGovern. 
And, to assure that students and faculty get 
involved with the upcoming elections, we 
have provided the A.U. community with a 
voter information service. 

It is obvious, in the light of the variety of 
activities and programs we sponsor and pro- 
vide, that the A.U. Democrats have re- 
surfaced as a major force on campus this 
year. 

Jim McGovern 



Sock Hop Disco Bop" 




1st row: Viveca Carroll, Jean Nicolazzo, Barbara Wien, mon, Judy Steele, Amy Ostwald, Liz Miller, Fran 
Yvonne Lodico; 2nd row: Leslie Doehlert, Jacque Si- Fragos. 




The Women's Center 

Campus feminists were almost unheard of 
just one year ago. Perhaps one was in an 
economics class, or another was a friend of 
a friend. But feminists as a cohesive, politi- 
cally active group had gradually become a 
characteristic of a by-gone decade. 

This year feminists have emerged as a 
group once again. Women from several fac- 
tions of the university community felt a need 
to come together to express, strengthen and 
reinforce their individual feminist 
ideologies. Thus, the Women's Center was 
created. 

Although the group is young and still 
struggling to define itself, the Center plans to 
move beyond traditional consciousness rais- 
ing. Rather, the group plans to become a '-v 
source of feminist political activism and to 
give voice to a movement that has been si- 
lent for too long. 



Alpha Epsilon Delta 
Pre-Medical Honor 
Society 



Ben Chikes (Vice-President), Carol Harada, Niel Oster, 
Chantall Zapatka, David Chube, Martha Brown, Shar- 
man Johnson, David Weissman, Rob Creenberg, Kin- 
nan Hreib, Tony Moreno, Phillip Messenger (Treas.), 
Ken Ahoen, Sarath Senevirante, Cory Baker, Manuel 
Ortuno, Martha Milner, Melanie Pearlman, Skip 
Weaver, Douglas Fillak (President). 



Omicron Delta Kappa Who's Who Among 



1st row: Charles Clark, James Fontana, Whitney 
Stewart, |o Williams; 2nd row: Alt Horrocks, George 
Strozynski, Frank Barros, Augie, Aloia, Ruth McFeeter, 



Steven Waxman; 3rd row: Clyde Glenn, lay Handel- 
man, Matt Stump, R. Bruce Poynter, Marti Baroody. 




Students in American 
Universities and 
Colleges 



Sajjad Ahrabi 
Andrew Albert 
Martha Baroody 
Elaine Bentley 
Valerie Bogacz 
Douglas Campbell 
Mary Beth Clark 
Judith Collins 
Andrew Constantine 
Nita J. Denton 
Barry A. Deutsch 
Martha J. Duvall 
Robert B. Engel 
Patricia A. Evans 
Eric R. Feldman 
Mary F. Gorski 
Robert S. Creenberg 
Cherstin Hamel 
Jay H. Handelman 
Doris D. Kane 
Stew Kasloff 
Susan F. Kelly 
Valyrie K. Laedlein 
Joanne Lahner 
Carlton H. Lee, Jr. 
Eileen Lisker 
Mark J. McCombs 
Joni E. McFarland 
Lawrence B. Manley 
Richard Martino 
Maureen C. Miller 
Jamilla A. Moore 
Mary Elizabeth Morgan 
Jeff A. Newman 
Katherine A. Peaslee 
William Savich 
Stephanie Seldin 
Evita L. Sherman 
Judy Sequeira 
Donna L. Shira 
LaMott R. Smith, Jr. 
Douglas S. Stone 
Candace Thurman 
Valerie Vandergriff 
Vann H. VanDiepen 
Steven M. Waxman 
Margaret D. Wolff 
Richard Scott Turner 



Mortar Board 

(middle of page) 1 st row: Nita Denton, Susan Maxwell, 
Kathy Baisden, Gail Budman; 2nd row: Don Ford, 
Mary Beth dark, Martha Milner, LaMott Smith, Jeanne 
Likins — Advisor, Beth Morgan, Barry Deutsch, Valyrie 
Laedlein; 3rd row: R. Bruce Poynter, Doug Campbell, 
Marty Duvall, Rick Martino, Donna Shira. 

Pi Sigma Alpha 

1st row: Susan Kelly, Donna Lee Shira, Paul M. Brad- 
ley, Valyrie Laedlein, Lynny Bentley, Vann H. Van- 
Diepen, Mimi Gillatt, Rob Gurnee, Pedro E. Andrieu; 
2nd row: James Fontana, Rick Martino, Tracy King, 
Carlton H. Lee, Jr., Klaus D. Preilipper, Scott Reimer, 
Gary Giacomelli, Edward Bloom. 




The Eagle 



The Eagle has undergone a period of 
change this year. Besides the changes in 
staff, we have created a more modern look 
and have taken a different approach to cov- 
ering the news around the A.U. campus. 

The Eagle has taken a more objective look 
at the workings of the Student Confederation 
and the University's administration. Graph- 
ically the paper is livelier, with larger pic- 
tures and a bolder headlines. 

The staff is comprised totally of students, 
and everyone interested is always welcome 
to join in the goings on. The students work- 
ing on the paper have put in great amounts 
of time to make The Eagle truly representa- 
tive of the students' interests. They have 
given of themselves so their fellow 
classmates and friends might know what's 
going on in the news, arts and sports and 
other issues of importance. 

Jay H. Handelman 
Editor, The Eagle 




1st row: Jo Williams, Dave Dower, Tom Flynn, David 
Snyder, Steve Berkowsky, John P. Alvord, Jay Handel- 
man, Derek D. McCinty, Rich Amada, Patrick O'Sulli- 
van, Sherri K. Dunn, Tom Rastick; 2nd row: Deborah E. 



Davis, Debbie Becker, Angie Couloumbis, Laura 
Penny, Eli Futerman, Conni Goodwill, Cina Levy, Dory 
Devlin, Marcia Sonenshine. 



1st row: Craig Comer, Roberta Lynn, Jeff Bidewell; 2nd 
row: ?, Karen Borkowski, |ohn Barba, Sally Sczkowski, 
Tony Perkins, Bonnie Sobel, Abby Fischler, Cici Custi, 
Mark Silverstein, Dale Barnett, Scott Wall, Danny 



Laibstain; 3rd row: Ed Potsch, Dave Kopel, Mark 
Weinberg, Jim Bowne, Ron Kirsch, Stu Edwards, Steve 
Critzen, Jeff Levine, Joel Goldberg, Al Wentzel, left 
Newman, Pete Doraco, Mike Ross, Brian DePorter. 




WAMU-AM 

One of the nation's leading college radio 
stations is our own WAMU-AM. Led by Sta- 
tion Manager Jeff Newman, Program Man- 
ager Jeff Levine and Operations Manager 
George S. Jones, the staff of WAMU broad- 
casts 24 hours a day to the students on cam- 
pus. 

WAMU's format is Album Oriented Rock, 
but because of the diverse interests of the 
A.U. community, the station also broadcasts 
a number of specialty shows. Jazz, Country, 
New Wave and Funk often dominate such 
specialty programming. 

Aside from music, WAMU is extremely 
active in the areas of news, sports and public 
affairs broadcasting. Five minute hourly re- 
ports are an integral part of the station's op- 
eration, and the nightly public affairs hour 
keeps the A.U. community aware of many 
controversial issues that affect everyone. 

Overall, the 1979-80 school year has 
been an exceptional one for campus radio 
WAMU-AM. The listenership has never 
been larger, and the personnel has never be- 
fore been as professional. 







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Talon 



1st row: John Berg, Chrissie Harrigan, Vincent Ricardel, 
Steve Waxman, Nita Denton; 2nd row: Phillip Taylor, 
)eanne Marshall, T. Bear, Michael Polikoff, Lynny 
Bentley, Randy Hill, )ohn Vorperian. 



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Lynny and I once explained our operation 
to the General Assembly in a moment of 
straight-faced playfulness, telling them that 
"basically, we put out a yearbook — once a 
year" — period — end explanation. This is 
not entirely true, or rather it is not complete. 
Professionally speaking, our schedule runs 
from March to May of the following year — 
conception, generation of ideas and staff 
members over the summer and early fall, 
gang-bang shootings of candids over two 
eight hour days or so in November plus 
mop-up work until Christmas, typing and 
layout over Christmas break in lieu of a va- 
cation in Florida, blue proofs in March, birth 
in May. What you see on the surface looks 
like any normal publication — pages, pic- 
tures, typing — and granted, the end result is 
a professional, accurate representation of 
the year's events, a delineation of the work- 
ings of the University, and most of all an 
elusive, yet potent, reflection of the pres- 
ence, the consciousness, of the students — 



that which you see when you read between 
the photos — the "joie de vivre" — hope- 
fully — of all who comprise our University. 

But more than the finished product, the 
Talon is a group of dedicated, proficient, 
responsible, lively, eccentric, outrageous, to- 
tally off-the-wall people. Our door graffiti 
encapsulates the ethos of our establishment: 
"The Mental Ward," "We used to be con- 
ceited, but now we're perfect," "For a good 
time, call . . . (The third quote has been 
modified for general viewing). 

A Yin and Yang staff, we combine the best 
of both eccentricity and determination, 
creativity and hard work. Our trips to the 
moon and beyond give our publication life; 
our willingness to throw away the time 
clock and punch out only when our job is 
complete gives form to the energy that is the 
Talon. 

Steven Waxman 
Editor, Talon 




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1st row: Joan Lewis, Sabrina Courtney, Patti Stanton, Mams, llene Mulbey, Stephanie Seldon, Cheryl Spector, 
Cina Levy, Robin Wing, Abbe Binder; 2nd row: )o Wil- Mary Corski. 




Women In 
Communication, Inc. 



THE EAGLE 





I Confederation Media 
Commission 



1st row: Randy Hill, Lynny Bentley, |o Williams; 2nd 3rd row: Kent Roman, Kermit Moyer, Rick Martino, 
row: Jay Handelman, Tony Perkins, Fred Meltzer, Rob Rob Relick, Jeff Newman, C. Lester Wentzel, Garfield 
Carnetson, Jeff Levine, George lones, Romeo Segnan; Tyson, Jr., Steve Waxman, Eagle Office. 



POLITICS 
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Activism lived again as a group of some 
85,000 protestors congregated on the lawn 
of the Capitol to denounce U.S. dependence 
on nuclear energy. Under the sunny skies of 
Washington, waving banners and posters 
and chanting "No Nukes, No Nukes" and 
"No More Harrisburgs," demonstrators de- 
manded that the use of nuclear power be 
terminated. 

The protest, which began at the Ellipse, 
gradually formed into a march down 
Pennsylvania Avenue to the steps of the 
Capitol. As the crowds grew in numbers, so 
did the energy and enthusiasm of the guest 
speakers. Among those were Gov. Jerry 
Brown, consumer advocate Ralph Nader 
and actress Jane Fonda. Without a doubt, 
the May 6 Coalition Against Nuclear Power 
was the largest demonstration of the 1 970's. 

The presence of Gov. Jerry Brown sparked 
a great deal of attention from the crowd, for 



he could well be a strong candidate for the 
Presidency in 1980. In a press conference 
before his speech, Gov. Brown stated that 
"we (in California) are in the process of start- 
ing a state program to deal with radiation" 
and "a governor's panel to oversee disasters, 
evacuation and emergency preparedness 
.... Electorial politics in the 1980's will 
evolve around health, nature and environ- 
ment." 

Ralph Nader, who is deeply concerned 
about the welfare of the consumer, expres- 
sed his views in this manner: "Jimmy Carter 
deceived the American people by saying 
nuclear power will be the last resort ... If 
people were organized, the Congress would 
be more responsive to the people . . . Peo- 
ple must organize on the local level and 
focus on the utility executives who are vic- 
timizing the people economically and 
technologically." 



No More Harrisburgs! 

Actress Jane Fonda denounced major 
corporations and utility companies for car- 
ing more about maximizing profits than 
about serving the people. Fonda also ques- 
tioned Schlesinger's integrity, saying that 
"putting James Schlesinger in charge of 
energy is like putting Dracula in charge of a 
blood bank." 

Given the impact of the May 6 anti- 
nuclear drive, people from all parts of the 
U.S. will become aware of the consequ- 
ences they may face in the future if the use 
of nuclear power is not stopped. But for 
awareness to turn into results, for the Anti- 
Nuclear Coalition to succeed, people must 
organize and lobby on the local level as they 
have been doing. This appears to be the only 
way to move the President and Congress to 
action. 

Vincent Ricardel 



The American 

University Committee 

Against Investments 

in South Africa 

(AUCAISA) 

AUCAISA is a non-partisan organization 
formed in 1978 to voice opposition to The 
American University's financial ties with 
corporations that have investments in South 
Africa. 

AUCAISA has initiated dialogue with the 
university's administration to inform them of 
student dissatisfaction with A.U.'s invest- 
ments. This dialogue has included several 
meetings with President Sisco to discuss the 
reasons for divestment and possible avenues 
for divestment. Last year two AUCAISA 
members addressed the Board of Trustees in 
an effort to get them to divest. This year, 
AUCAISA has written letters to the Adminis- 
tration in response to last summer's decision 
by the Board to maintain AU's investment's 
related to South Africa. 

The education of the student populace 
about events relating to the issue is also part 
of the AUCAISA's agenda. Forums have 
been held by AUCAISA with speakers from 
diverse African affiliations. We have shown 
two movies to illustrate South African condi- 
tions. Pamphlets have been distributed to 
the same end. Information tables have been 
set up to answer student questions. These 
various activities have received substantia 
support from the student population. 

AUCAISA plans to continue its campaign 
in the future through activities designed to 
inform students of the plight of those living 
in South Africa. 






American 

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Office of the Provost 



12 November 19 79 



TO: All Members of The University Community 



We are all aware of tensions that have for the past week 
gripped our world, and therefore our city and our campus, due 
to events in the Mid-East. All of us are sensitive to these 
matters. All of us hope for peaceful resolutions. 

We are members of one University, with many hopes and 
aspirations. We are here to share an educational experience. 
An important part of that experience is the intermingling of 
persons from diverse backgrounds, each contributing, each 
receiving something from others. In times of tension, it 
becomes particularly important that we respect one another, 
that we remain calm, that we avoid insensitive or injurious 
behavior. Ideally, we are a community of reason. In times 
like this, our commitment to that ideal is tested. 

We urge all members of the community to exercise restraint, 
and to do their share to keep the University a community dedi- 
cated to academic pursuits. Please avoid becoming involved in 
activities that might reflect poorly upon the University or upon 
yourself, or that might cause difficulty to others. In short, 
maintain concerned reason and calm restraint. 

If you wish to talk about your feelings regarding the 
current situation, please contact your faculty advisor, the 
staff members of the Psychological and Learning Services, the 
campus ministers, or Dr. Gary Wright in the Office of Inter- 
cultural Affairs, all of whom would be glad to talk with you. 
Your concerns are shared by all of us. 



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University Provost and 
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The Student Confederation 



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LIFE 








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and for the sake of 
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Athletic Club Council 

1st row: John Capozzi, Jr., Kevin Draubaugh, Dana 
Heyman, Dale Vanderputter; 2nd row: Rick Vassar, Mark 
Linde, Howard Sachs, Curt Good, Richard Braver, Mike 
Bryant. 




While most of A.U. concentrated on the 
exploits of the University's varsity sports, 
scores of their fellow students competed in 
the wide variety of activities offered by the 
member organizations of the Athletic Club 
Council. Regardless of whether you were 
into sailing or skiing, weight training, bowl- 
ing or karate, you could always find your 
niche in the ACC. Remember that time you 
wandered down to Reeves Field to see what 
that fight was all about, and found it was 
only the American Eagle Rugby Club "play- 
ing" one of their regular matches? Or 
perhaps you couldn't understand why the 
soccer team was playing in March until you 



realized that the ACC's International Soccer 
team also represents AU? 

Like to run? Well, it's a fairly good bet that 
if you entered any of D.C.'s most prestigious 
road races you probably had the privilege of 
finishing behind Rick Braver and the mem- 
bers of the American University Runners' 
Association, which, incidentally, fills the 
gap left by AU's lack of a track and field 
team. So if you thought that sports just don't 
make it at the American University, you ap- 
parently didn't know about the Athletic Club 
Council. 

Curt Good 




The A.U. Athlete 




Take a walk around AU's campus and 
you're struck by the plethora of vigorous, 
healthy humanoids jogging minds and 
bodies for the greater glory of the camp. AU 
really does have a number of talented ath- 
letic teams. 

Leading the list of winners, in seasonal 
order, is AU's incomparable soccer team. 
Not to be outdone is the AU women's field 
hockey team. Rounding out the fall roster 
are women's volleyball and men's baseball, 
the former with members from far away 



places and the latter with ones known for 
their exotic tastes. 

The real sparks fly during the winter when 
AU's athletes are hardly frigid. Basketball 
draws the crowds with the simply bootiful 
playing done by Russell "Boo" Bowers. The 
women's basketball team also sweats out 
the cold weather, although it would 
boohoove them to practice harder so that 
they could compete with the guys' team. Joe 
Rogers' hydropersons dog-paddle their way 
to foam and fortune, while the wrestlers 




tackle their opponents in gripping mat ac- 
tion. 

Spring brings the best of teams. Baseball 
scores high as it did in the fall. Meanwhile, 
throughout the year the AU Runners Associa- 
tion strives to compensate for the lack of any 
kind of track program. Perhaps when the athle- 
tic satrapy moves from "shanty town," aka Cas- 
sell Center, to the new Mark Splaver center 
the athletic program will measure up to its 
true potential. 




Men's 
Basketball 

1st row: Robin Hoey, Chris Knoche, "Easy Ed" Sloane, 
Gordon Austin, Leon Kearney; 2nd row: Chris Dye, 
Boo Bowers, Bob "Piper" Harvey, Tom Pfotzer, Ray 
McCarthy, Dennis Ross. 







Men's 
Swimming 

Seniors: Joseph McHugh, lames Andersen, Thomas 
Ugast; Juniors: Frank Scollins, Joe Wingert; Sophomor- 
es: Carlos Cordon, Robert Egerland, Gary Novis, Greg 
Pascale; Freshmen: Keith Devine, Curtis Doss, Sam 
Evans, )ens Egerland, Andrew Fraser. 




Women's 
Swimming 

Juniors: Leslie Willard, Laura Thompson; Sophomores: 
Beth Anne Wiltse, Cathy Wright, Phyllis Smink; Fresh- 
men: Heather Goss, Julia Schilling, Ingrid Akkerman, 
Susan Willard. 





Field 
Hockey 



1st row: )anet May, Donna Coddington, Sue McCor- 
mick, Debbie Becker, Candy Thurman, Heather 
Thomas; 2nd row: Coach Barbara Reimann, Lisa Evans, 
Vickie Butler, Cindy Tanner, Leslie Evans, Joanne 
Lahner, Chris Shepherd, Holly Butson, Eleni Ladas; not 
pictured: Karen Borkoski, Margie Kappel. 






Rugby 



1st row: Femi Young, Steve Earheart, Alfred Florance, 
Jim McVey, Sam Long, Tab Shannefect, Jeff Shoemaker, 
Marco Paredes, Ebe Behnia, Paul Johnson, Jesse, Elliot 
Laywer, Ken Joyce, John Flore; 2nd row: Guy Griffith, 
Howard Sachs, Nic Greggory, R. Scotty, Paul Drum- 
bowiski, Dave Hemingway, Roger Champaign, 
Michael Polikoff, Harold Anderson, Jack McCarthy, 
Phillippe Bonnefou, Bennett Spatalnick, Shawn Mat- 
tingly. 



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Basketball 



1st row: Jeanie Booros, Sandralyn Thomas, Gwen absent: Bonita Freeman; Coach: Linda Ziemke; Asst. 
Smith, |an Gustin; 2nd row: C. Doreen Clarke, Randy Coaches: Cindy Mark, Shirley Hess, Donna McDonald; 
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1st row: Reiko Yoshida, Marisa D'Amico, Lisa Burgess, 
Mimi Gillatt, Ursula Wirth; 2nd row: Coach Frank Fris- 
tensky, Marianne Stampf, Ruth Barlocher, Elisabeth 
Neuhofer, Virginia Cohen; not pictured: Yvonne Wil- 
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Baseball 

1st row: Ron Smith, David Divan, Keith Spinner, Sam 
Evans, Chris Adomanis, John Hampford, Al Kesten, 
Frank Keenan; 2nd row: ]ohn Edelson, Scott Hurwitz, 
Mike Spring, Dave Sardelli, Pat Paolella, Scott 
Fitzgerald, Darryl Mann, Bob Maxwell, ]im Jeffries, Jim 
Vershbow, Danny Markle, Jim Johnson, Rob Kimble, 
Coach Dee Frady. 





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Soccer 



1st row: Eric Berezin, Bill Ruvo, Edvardo Lopez; 2nd 
row: Doug Dugan, Ann Riley, Billy Hylton, Brent Le- 
derer, Tom Taque, Luis Calderon, Mark DeBlois, Keith 
Tabatznik, Joe Alexander; 3rd row: Pete Mehlert, Jim 
Piedmont, Terry Schrider, Kevin Barth, Marcello 
Radice, Charlie Davis, Mark Hayes, Scott Turner, 
Danny Beyers. 





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An Interview with 
Richard Berendzen 

Talon: What are your goals for your new 
position of President of American Universi- 
ty? 

Berendzen: Very tersely, to continue our ef- 
forts to make The American University in 
fact be what it was created to be. People 
sometimes don't think about the heritage of 
origins of their own institution. But The 
American University, even though relatively 
young, does have a heritage, and it did have 
a founding, and it did have a purpose in that 
founding. It was created back in 1893 to be 
what its name perhaps implies: to be The 
American University. It's a grand and impe- 
rial name, but what it was to imply was a 
great national university in the capital city of 
the United States, one that would draw upon 
the resources of this unique city, that would 
attract students from across the country and 
around the world, that would have a nation- 
ally and internationally prominent faculty, 
and that would be of importance to the na- 
tion and the world. Those were broad, but 
grand and noble, themes. And those are 
exactly the goals I'm here to strive for. So, as 
President, I hope for us not to be outstanding 









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in all fields, which we cannot be, but truly 
outstanding in at least some, and to be well 
known for being a national university. 
T: In your opinion, in what ways have the 
Sixties and early Seventies influenced the at- 
titudes, actions, and motivations of today's 
students? 

B: Those years had more influence on the 
institution than on the students. In the na- 
tion's zeal for educational reform, much of it 
grievously overdue, some of the standards 
and rigor that we had expected in the past — 
at all levels of education from kindergarten 
through postgraduate studies — were drop- 
ped aside. As for The American University, 
there were many changes made in the late 
Sixties and early Seventies, some for the 
good, some perhaps not. In the last few 
years, we have tried to examine the Univer- 
sity. And I think we've made a number of 
remarkably sound improvements. It's not a 
question of returning to "days of yore," it's 
not a matter of "back to basics." That over- 
simplifies and misstates the issue. The real 
point is to ask ourselves, as we end the 
Seventies, what will make the most efficient, 



effective and truly worthwhile education for 
our students in the Eighties. And those stu- 
dents undoubtedly will find a different world 
from that of the students in the Sixties: the 
needs will be different, the job opportunities 
will be different, and the education we pro- 
vide should be different, too. And surely 
among the items we will want to provide 
will be raised academic standards. I can give 
a long list of ways that we've already started 
to do this. They're measurable; they're real; 
they're demonstrable. I believe students at 
The American University should be right- 
fully proud of them. 

T: How do you forsee student activism of the 
Eighties as opposed to that of the Sixties? 
B: I'm asked from time to time to speak 
about the projections for the Eighties, both 
in my own professional field and in higher 
education as well. There are many dynamics 
underway here. In the Sixties, of course, 
there was a confluence of extraordinary so- 
cial dynamics operative in the United States 
and in some sense worldwide. There were 
Vietnam and Cambodia. There were black's 
rights and women's rights — a multitude of 




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such concerns came together at that particu- 
lar period in our nation's history. But there 
was something else that happened, too. 
After the Second World War, from about 
1945 to 1960, there was the famous baby 
boom. A generation later those babies grew 
up and went to college, and so universities, 
by about 1965, began to discover their en- 
rollments increasing dramatically fast. To 
accomodate the growing student popula- 
tion, community colleges were built and 
state school systems were expanded. During 
that era not only did the nation experience 
major traumatizing events, but also there 
was an abnormally large faction of the popu- 
lation in the youth group — the fifteen to 
twenty-five age block — and those are the 
people who are often the driving force in 
any society. They are the people who be- 
cause of personal inclinations or because 
they do not yet have the responsibilities of a 
family and perhaps a full-time job become 
more involved in political activism. Their 
leaders may be people in their forties or fif- 
ties, but the people in the street, the people 
actively making the noise, so to speak, often 
tend to be youth. 

In the 1980's, we're going to have a soci- 
ety in which the youth population will com- 
prise a much smaller fraction of the whole. 
The age cohort of thirty to forty-five will be 
far more significant and far more dominant 
in its effects on society than was the case just 
a decade ago. The professions and all other 
things that people in that age range care a- 
bout, whether it's buying homes or having 
families or building careers or purchasing 
consumer products, will become a more 
significant aspect of life. 

As for international affairs, who's to 
know? We're going to face some incredible, 
excruciating problems, energy obviously 
being one of the major ones. I think our stu- 
dents of the Eighties increasingly will be 
concerned about the world around them. 



During the late Seventies, an introspection 
came about in the United States; in harsher 
terms, one might even call it xenophobia. 
There was a view that the United States had 
been involved in certain foreign ventures in 
the late Sixties in which we did not belong 
and that we should keep away from these 
henceforth. Our foreign policy reflected this. 
And in terms of education, I believe in the 
Eighties there will be a growing awareness 
on university campuses in general and on 
The American University's in particular that 
knowledge about the world in general is a 
vital part of every undergraduate's educa- 
tional experience. 

The American University of 1985 will 
have fewer students than it does now. I im- 
agine we will have about ten to fifteen per 
cent fewer for the simple reason that the na- 
tion now is on a downward curve in the 
number of fifteen to twenty-five year olds in 
the country. We will be, by far, an academ- 
ically superior institution to that which we 
have been in the past. The admissions stan- 
dards of the University will be markedly 
higher than they were just a few years ago. 
They have been going up for the past two or 
three years, and that will continue, even in 
the face of declining enrollments. By 1985 
The American University will be one of the 
most academically selective and rigorous 
schools in the Middle Atlantic Region and 
certainly in Washington, D.C. Our faculty 
increasingly will be known nationally and 
internationally. As for programs and emph- 
ases, certain themes should be underscored 
at this university. And two of these that im- 
mediately come to mind are the American 
theme and the International theme. By the 
American theme I mean American Litera- 
ture, American History, American Govern- 
ment, American Communications, Ameri- 
can Art, and so on. By 1985, a student who 
lives in Denver or Chicago, Dallas or Seattle 
might consider coming to The American 



University if he or she were interested in any 
major with an American theme as a vital 
part of it. And second, if the student were 
interested in Third World development, in 
international relations, in international 
perspectives, he or she would also think of 
us. 

T: In a world which leans increasingly to- 
ward such careers as business and computer 
science, what role do you forsee the 
humanities playing on college campuses in 
the Eighties? 

B: Student's interests change over time, 
sometimes in radical and unpredictable 
ways. In the early Sixties, distribution re- 




quirements often coerced students into the 
humanities. Then, in the late Sixties, those 
distribution programs were dropped, and 
students increasingly majored in what they 
considered to be directly "relevant" 
courses. The big cry on campuses in the late 
Sixties and early Seventies was, "Is it relev- 
ant?" The definition of relevance then 
seemed to be "How does it pertain to me?" 
So you found enrollments increasing in psy- 
chology and sociology and other "I" cen- 
tered disciplines. I'm not criticizing this; I'm 
simply pointing it out. Simultaneously, en- 




rollments in business and other fields that 
were viewed as being part of the American 
capitalist economic s\stem declined, be- 
cause the United States government then 
was under criticism by youth. In the late 
Seventies, however, with growing concerns 
about jobs, changing international perspec- 
tive, and spiraling inflation, students and 
their families naturally became concerned 
about the practicality of education. Studying 
ancient Rome may be interesting, but it 
doesn't get you a job. Increasingly, parents 
asked not about the education in the univer- 
sity but about the job market following the 
diploma. So enrollments increased in fields 
such as accounting and journalism and 
other seemingly professional disciplines that 
could lead directly to careers. Con- 
sequently, enrollments went down in histo- 
ry, in fine arts, in philosophy and religion, 
and in other humanities that did not seem to 
be directly pertinent to a career. On the 
other hand, these are among the very discip- 
lines that give meaning and worth to life. 
One of the most difficult matters to explain 
to a student who is paving tuition and worry- 
ing about a career is that the university days 
constitute a unique opportunity, to enjoy, to 
sample, to expand by studying such discip- 
lines. If he doesn't then, he may never again 
have such an opportunity. It is not a cliche, 
not a banality; it is simply a fact that those 
are the mental adventures that make life 
worthwhile. Having a job obviously is im- 
portant, as it provides the mortgage and 
buys the food; but the rest makes life enjoy- 
able. 

T: How do you view the responsibility of 
The American University to aid in the stu- 
dent's personal as well as professional 
growth? 

B: I don't see these as being antithetical. 
They should, in a good educational system, 
blend, making a happy marriage. And I hope 
in the Eighties that the educational balance 



at American will be a reasonable and ap- 
propriate one. Put in rough terms, on the 
order of forty-five to fifty per cent of a stu- 
dent's undergraduate curriculum should be 
devoted to his own professional discipline 
— and that might be in a highly professional 
field, such as business or public administra- 
tion or economics or communications. 
About thirty per cent of the student's dis- 
tribution program would necessarily in- 
volve the humanities, the arts and all the 
rest. The student should enjoy this not onlv 
then but also for the rest of his life. The re- 




maining twenty-five per cent, approxi- 
mately, would be free for electives, to be 
chosen however the student wishes. This 
way the student could explore and experi- 
ment well beyond the courses in his own 
discipline. None of these perspectives con- 
tradict one another; rather, they reinforce, 
complement, make into a full mosaic. 
T: What is the role of international students 
at American University? 
B: An important one for several reasons. 
They add a vital and exciting flavor and di- 
mension to the campus. You will find at the 
best universities in the country a highly 



cosmopolitan population; students come 
not just from a hundred mile radius or a two 
hundred mile radius but from around the 
world. That's certainly the case at Harvard 
and Stanford at MIT and Cal Tech and so on. 
At The American University, aside from our 
own programs, we have the magnetic lure of 
Washington, D.C. We now have students 
from the District of Columbia, from all fifty 
states, and from more than a hundred na- 
tions. So, we are literally one of the most — 
if not the most — cosmopolitan universities 
in the United States. I think that's good, but 
with it come problems. We see this now 
with the Iranian student situation, because 
we have such a large number of Iranian stu- 
dents. And so we have certain difficulties 
that schools with only a handful of foreign 
students do not experience. Before we can 
increase our number of international stu- 
dents, we have a great deal to consider 
about ourselves. We have to be sure that we 
have adequate counseling, that the dormi- 
tories are satisfactory, that the food service is 
adequate, that our faculty understands the 
needs of international students, that our En- 
glish Language Institute serves them well, 
and so on. In short, before we can teach, we 
have much to learn. We are now creating an 
international dormitory, and we have staff 
working in international program develop- 
ment. 

But it's not just an issue of international 
students coming here. That's too narrow a 
definition of international education. The 
broader, better concept includes not only 
the opportunity for international students to 
come here but also for American students to 
learn about the world. We have not yet 
adequately used the unique resource of our 
international students, even through their 
telling us about their home countries. We 
should have informal seminars with the 
students from abroad telling about their 
homelands. You could take what they say as 





being accurate or inaccurate, but the point is 
that it's their point of view. And it's a unique 
opportunity to hear it directly from people 
who have lived there all their lives. 
Moreover, we want to open opportunities 
for our own students to study abroad, and in 
the next few years you'll find many A.U. 
students availing themselves of that oppor- 
tunity, possibly taking a summer or a semes- 
ter to study abroad. 

T: Is there anything you want to say to the 
graduating seniors about what we should 
expect in the Eighties? 
B: You are going to be facing an extraordi- 
nary time, a challenging time — in some 
respects one of the most enthralling periods 
in the history of our nation and of the world. 
We live in a unique and privileged era. It's 
difficult to separate yourself from "now," to 
step back in space and time and view your- 
self in rightful perspective, but if you were 
able to move yourself from 1979 and im- 
agine being in the year 2000 or beyond and 
then look back, out of the many million year 
history of "homo sapiens", out of the few 
thousand years of civilization, out of the few 
hundred years of technology, we live at the 
only period in the history of humankind in 



which we've stepped off our planet, delved 
into the gene and the nucleus, explored the 
most remote parts of the cosmos. We're be- 
ginning to have advanced technology that 
not only threatens our lives but also makes 
mind-boggling things possible. 

Students in the Eighties are going to find 
job scarcities beyond what have been in the 
past; on the other hand, there will be new 
job opportunities, careers that did not even 
exist five or ten years ago, in such fields as 
energy, ecology, population research, and a 
host of other fields. The students who have 
been at The American University during the 
last few years, whether they've known it or 
not, have lived through a remarkable 
metamorphosis in their university. They 
have seen a new university library built, 



perhaps standing as a metaphor for the other 
changes that are taking place: a twenty-five 
per cent increase in contact time between 
students and faculty in the classroom is but 
one example of many. This university is 
rapidly moving towards being a nationally 
known institution of substantial academic 
merit. That should be important to our grad- 
uates this year, our students in the future, 
and even our past alums, for they are going 
to carry the imprimateur of this institution 
for the rest of their lives; the reputation of 
A.U.'s diploma will be with them now and 
forever more. The graduating seniors hap- 
pen to have been here during the very years 
in which these changes began. 

(Taken by Steven Waxman 
and Elaine Bentley) 





Had I to make the choice for leadership 
between the students of the Sixties and the 
ones we are educating and graduating now, 
I would choose today's without hesitation. 
(Obviously I generalize somewhat. 1 had 
some students in the Sixties whose excel- 
lence of intellect and character I may never 
see matched.) This year's graduates, and the 
students here now who will be returning 
next year, are comparatively tough-minded, 
level-headed, unsentimental. Their sense of 
what is right and proper is conditioned by 
their sense of what can be. They are not 
driven to frenzy by corny ideals newly re- 
discovered by the ten-thousandth genera- 
tion. Nor are they paralyzed and shattered 
by the knowledge that perfection will not be 
described, much less obtained, in their time. 
THEY DO NOT DROP OUT. 

I think they inherited some lessons from 
the Sixties and learned from them as much 
as was worth learning. They learned that po- 
litical decisions can be tragic, that war is no 
cure and may be worse than the disease it 



sets out to remedy, that there is a right time 
and a right way to demonstrate your beliefs, 
that riots in the streets are stupid and de- 
structive, that governments are always sus- 
pect and must be watched, that the de- 
magogues who fulminate against govern- 
ments are equally suspect. The most impor- 
tant lesson my students of the last few years 
have given signs of having learned well is 
this: All our major problems are on-going 
and will not be solved in our lifetime. Who- 
ever offers an "ism" or an "ology" that 
promises otherwise is a jerk! 

The students of the Fifties (my group, 
come to think of it) were somewhat compla- 
cent, conformist, selfish as a group. Those of 
the Sixties and the first year or two of the 
Seventies showed characteristics of irration- 
ality, frenzy fused with naivete. I put my 
faith in the ones studying and graduating 
right now, practical and fair about both 
themselves and the world. 

Frank Turaj 
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 




YAKED ADAL, B.S. Chemistry 

JANIS ADOLPH, B.A., American 
Studies 

ALIREZA ALETOMEH, B.A., Economics 



JUDITH ALEXANDER, B.A., Spanish 
Studies 

DONNA AMORIGGI, B A./B.S , 
Sociology 

DEBORAH JACQUELINE ARENTS, 

B.A., Psychology 



PAUL N. ARGYROPOULOS, B.A., 
Physical Education 

EDWARD ASHTON, B.S., 

Microbiology 

CORY S. BAKER, B.S., Chemistry 



MURIEL BAKER, B.A., Psychology 

MARK BLECKER, B.A., Psychology 

AUDREY BLENDEN, B.A., Psychology 



WENDY BOREISHA, B.A., Design 

LINDA BOYD, B.S., Distributed 
Sciences 

AMY R. BRANSDORFER, B.A., 
Literature 



DEBRA BROWN, B.A., Spanish 

ROBERT D. BURG, B.A., Psychology 

DALE C. CAREY, B.A., Economics 



VIVECA M. CARROLL, B.A., History 
NAOMI CHAKWIN, B.A., Economics 
STEVE CHIAVERINI, B.A., Sociology 





BENJAMIN CHIKES, B.S., Biology 
DAVID D. CHUBE, B.S., Biology 
LOUIS CIPRO, B.A., CAS. 



DEBORAH A. CLEMENT, B.S., Graphic 
Design 

ALLEGA L. COATES, B.A., Physical 
Education 

JACQUELYN CONNER, B.A., Literature 

i and Arts 



SABRINA R. COURTNEY, B.A., 
Physics/Print Journalism 

LESLIE DANIELLO, B.A., Psychology 

PATTRICK DANT, B.A., American 
Studies 



GWENDOLYN R. DAVIS, B.A., CAS. 

JUSTIN M. DEMPSEY, B.A., 
History/Economics 

NITA J. DENTON, B.A., Literature 



..-*-." 



DAVID H. DeVRIES, B.A., Performing J ;|i£j 

Arts 



LESLIE E. DOEHLERT, B.A., Soci 
NANCY B. EISENBERG, B.A., Soci 



ology ^o^i^^j 
ology •U*»»' "I 



ANTHONY ENVVEZE, B.S., Chemistry 

L. DOUGLAS FILLAK, B.S., Biology 

PERRY FLINT, B.A., History/Literature 



ROBERT D. FREIER, B.A., 
Economics/Finance 

JOSEPH M. GALLAGHER, B.A., CAS. 

LISA JANE GARFIELD, B.A , CAS. 



DAVID GEORGE, B.A., Spanish and 
Latin American Studies/Economics 

AMY JUNE GOLDEN, B.A., 
Psychology/Sociology 

SUSAN R. GOLDSTEIN, B.A., 
Economics 




CELSO O. GONZALEZ, B.A., CAS. 

MINDY GOODMAN, B.A., CAS. 

GORDON HANDLER, B.S., Computer 
Science 




FERYDOON HATAMI, B.S., Computer 
Science 

FAITH HERMAN, B.A., Psychology 

MONA H. HERSTIK, B.A., Psychology 



RANDALL B. HILL, B.S., Biology 

KENNETH JACOBSON, B.S., Biology 

LEESA KAPLAN, B.A., 
Spanish/Secondary Education 



HAMID KIANIPUR, B.S., Computer 
Science/Accounting 

HEA-KYUM KIM, B.A., Fine Arts 

HONG S. KIM, B.A., C.A.S. 





JENNIFER A. KIRBY, B.A., Spanish 




MAUREEN E. LASSITER, B.A., CAS. 
MATTHEW LEWIS, B.A., Sociology 
VANCE LEWIS, B.A., Sociology 



ANDREA B. LUBECK, B.S., 
Psychology /Sociology 

LINDA A. MAXWELL, B.A., Design 

JOSEPH H. McHUGH, B.A., 
History/Political Science 



MARC K. MELTZER, B.S., Computer 
Science 

SUSAN B. MENDELSOHN, B.A., 
History 

PHILIP MESSENGER, B.S., Physics 



MARTHA MILNER, B.S., Biology 

MELANIE NANAYAKKARA, B.A., 
C.A.S. 

PATTY ORINGER, B.A., Sociology 



KATHY ORLEANS, B.A., Design 

NEILL S. OSTER, B.S., Biology 

KENNETH S. PAPIER, B.S., Biology 



LAURA A. PEEL, B.A., Performing 
Arts/Dance 

|ODY LYNN PESKIN, B.A., Foreign 
Language/Audio Visual Communication 

DEBBIE J. PETERSON, B.A., 
Psychology/B.S., Sociology 



RONDA PLYMACK, B.A., Sociology 

MELINDA L. POLLEY, B.A., Economics 

BEVERLY QUICK, B.A., 
Biology/Psychology 





DAVID F. REDMILES, B.S., 
Math/Computer Science 

NANCY J. ROLLAND, B.A., Art 

RUSSELL A. ROSENTHAL, B.A., 
Psychology 



■£0fc ••■*,*, DEBRA ROSS, B.A., Sociology 

&%%***' CYNTHIA ). SAGE, B.A., Performing 

^SBfiL Arts 

'B^iJlS*' MARCOS SAN 

mutMtmJ'S* Economics 




MARGARET L. SOMERVILLE, B.A., 
Design 

CYNTHIA C. SPENCE, B.A., Latin 
American Studies 

PAMELA STATON, B.A., CAS. 



CHARLOTTE K. STOCKTON, B.S., 

Physics 

ERIC S. STOTT, B.A., American Studies 

SHEILA STUBBLEFIELD, B.A., 
Performing Arts 



TA-|EN SUNG, B.A., Design 

BRIAN P. SWEENEY, B.S., 
Math/Computer Science 

SUSAN J. TAPNER, B.A., Design 





CANDACE THURMAN, B.A., 
Secondary Education/History 

LISA M. TODD, B.A., 
Biology/Psychology 

STEVEN WAXMAN, B.A., Literature 



NANCY WEINBERGER, B.A., Physical 
Education 

DAVID S. WEISMAN, B.S., 
Psychology/Biology 

SAMUEL WHITE, B.A., Design 



MARGARET WOLFF, B.S., Psychology 
KYUNG S. YIM, B.A., Design 
CHANTAL ZAPATKA, B.S., Biology 



SCHOOL OF 
COMMUNICATION 



ANDREW S. ALBERT, B.A., Print 
Journalism 

JOHN C. ALVORD, B.A., Visual Media 

VLADIMIR ASHWORTH, B.A., Public 
Communication 



AMY DEBRA BERNSTEIN, B.A., Visual 
Media 

DEENA BUGATCH, B.A., Public 
Communication/Performing Arts 

DOREEN BURNETT, B.A., Visual Media 



MAUREEN CADY, B.A., Broadcasting 

DONNA CANTOR, B.A., Public 
Communication 

BETH CHALCRAFT, B.A., Visual Media 



JAMES F. CURRAN, JR., B.A., 

Communication 

RICCARDO A. DAVIS, B.A , Public 
Communication 

ANNE BEAUVAIS DUFFY, B.A., Public 
Communication 





LOIS DuPREE, B.A., 
Sociology/Communication 

STEWART W. EDWARDS, B.A., Visual 
Media 

CARDRENiA D. ELLIS, B.S., Public 
Communication 



ARLENE P. ENGLISH, B.A., Broadcast 
Journalism 

KATHLEEN B. FERGUSON, B.A., Print 

THOMAS FLYNN, B.A., Print 



MINDY FRIEDMAN, B.A., 
Communication 

LAURAN TURNER-GINTEL, B.A., 
Broadcast Journalism 

JILL A. GOLDEN, B.A., Communication 



ELLEN GOLDSMITH, B.A., Visual 
Media 

JAY HANDELMAN, B.A., Print 

ROSALIND HARPER, B.A., 
Communication 



MARK HARRIS, B.A., Visual media 

ARTHUR HAVIER, B.A., Broadcast 

SHOSHANA HIRSCH, B.A., 
International Studies/Print 



MARCY HOFFMAN, B.A., Political 
Communication 

SHARON HUGHES, B.A., 
Communication 

KENNETH JACOBSON, B.A., 
Communication 





LAUREN JACOBSON, B.A., 
Communication 

EARL JENNINGS, B.A., Communication 

STEW KASLOFF, B.A., Broadcast 
Journalism 



VALERIE KATZ, B.A., Public 
Communication 

ROBERT L. KOLKER, B.A., Public 
Relations/Advertising 

JEFFREY S. LEVINE, B.A., Broadcast 
Journalism 



TAMARA LOOPER, B.A., 
Psychology/Communication 

WENDI LOWENSTEIN, B.A., Media 
Performance 

JERRY A. McCOY, B.A., Visual Media 



KEVIN McGINTY, B.A., Broadcast 
Journalism 

ANNE L. MURRAY, B.A., 
Psychology /Communication 

PAT PAOLELLA, B.A., Print 



99 



SHARI PARISH, B.A., Broadcast 
Journalism 

STARLETTE RAWLS, B.A., Print 

DANIEL RELTON, B.A., Public 
Communication 



ANN RILEY, B.A., Prin 

LYNN A. ROSS, B.A., Communication 

DAVID SCHWARTZMAN, B.A., Visual 
Media 



DEBBIE j. SCHWARZ, B.A., Visual 
Media 

BRYAN SMITH, B.A., Communication 

LEE M. SMOTKIN, B.A., 
Communication 




CHERYL ANN SPECTOR, B.A., 

Broadcast Journalism/Spanish and 

Foreign Language 






LOIS C. WEBSTER. B.A., Broadcast 
journalism 



JODI SPIEGEL, B.A., Print 

PATTI STANTON, B.A., Visual Media 

MARJORIE STAUFFER, B.A., 
Communication 



MICHAEL STONE, B.A., Broadcast 

ROBERT L. STUCKEY, B.A., 
|j Communication 

MATTHEW D. STUMP, B.A., Print 



MARY BETH SWEENEY, B.A., 
Communication 

PETER TOMASZEWICZ, B.A., Visual 
Media 

MICHELLE ALAINE WARD, B.A., 
Visual Media/Elementary Education 



LAUREN WERNER, B.A., 
Communications 

ERIC WIESENTHAL, B.A., Print 

JANICE WILLIAMS, B.A., 

Hi story /Communication 





SCHOOL OF 
EDUCATION 



SANDY BLENDER, B.A., Elementary/ 
Special Education 

SHERRY EHRLICH, B.A., Early 
Education/Special Education 

DONNA FISCHER, B.A., Elementary 
Education/Special Education 



HEIDI JACOBSON, B.A., Education 

MONA MAZUMDAR, B.A., Early 
Childhood/Elementary Education 

CHERYL PRICE, B.A., 
Elementary/Special Education 



CLEMENCIA RODRIGUEZ, B.A., 
English as a Second Language 

KAREN SILBERMAN, B.A., 
Elementary/Special Education 

SARI SILVERBERG, B.A., Elementary 
Education 



CINDY SLAVIN, B.A., 
Elementary/Special Education 

BETH WOLK, B.A., Elementary Special 

Education 

ROBIN ZIMMERMANN, B.A., 
Elementary/Special Education 



CBA 

One of the questions usually raised is 
What shaped the students of "today?" no 
matter what that "today" is. The average 
A.U. undergraduate of 1980 was born 
around 1961 or 1962. If one assumes that 
the high school years were when you were 
most affected by forces in society in general, 
then you were more affected by the mid- 
1970's than by the late 1960's. Unless a 
member of the family was lost in Vietnam, 
you were more affected by the aftermath of 
Watergate than by the turmoil of the univer- 
sities in the 1960's or the quagmire of Viet- 
nam. You probably matured and went 
through adolescence hearing more about oil 
shortages and the energy crunch than any- 
thing else. The "revolution" of energy prob- 
lems, and all it implies, will have more to do 
with your life than will most other forces. 
Not because of energy itself, but because it 




reflects a change in our way of life which 
will be serious and pervasive. 

Your generation will be faced with eco- 
nomic problems as fundamental, though not 
as traumatic, as the Great Depression. The 
economic policies which dealt more or less 
effectively with the world system until the 
mid-1970's are no longer effective. They 
were not developed to deal with economic 
crises induced by relatively small countries, 
in terms of population or size of economy. 
Over the next ten to twenty years, the stabil- 
ity of the largest nations in the world will be 
subject to decisions about raw materials and 
energy made in Iran, Nigeria, Mexico, Saudi 
Arabia, and Kuwait. And these decisions 
will be made by governments whose agen- 
das will not necessarily be concerned with a 
stable world economy. 

Hence, if I am correct, you will think 



more about global affairs and developing 
countries because you will be seriously af- 
fected by what happens in such areas. You 
will be frustrated by a national economy 
which is huge but less easily controlled to 
meet our national objectives than hereto- 
fore. But lest you feel put upon, my genera- 
tion grew up during the Great Depression 
and World War II! Your generation has its 
own set of challenges as does every genera- 
tion. Continue learning to deal with them. A 
good education will help. 

Herbert E. Striner 
Dean, Kogod College of 
Business Administration 




THE KOGOD COLLEGE OF BUSINESS 
ADMINISTRATION 



HELENE ACCHIARDI, B.S.B.A. 
Finance 




BRIAN ALBERTSON, B.S.B.A., 
Marketing 

JOSEEINA ALVAREZ, B.S.B.A., Business 

WALDO ANDIA, B.S., Business 
Administration, Finance/B.A., 
Economics 



DAMAR ARIKOGLU, B.S.M.A., 
Marketing 

BRYAN BABITZ, B.S., Professional 
Accounting 

EDWARD BAKLOR, B.S.B.A., Finance 



PAUL BALIDES, B.S.B.A., Economics 
EDWARD BAND, B.S., Accounting 

GLENN BARBAKOFF, B.S.B.A, 

Business 



AMY BEHAR, B.S.B.A., Marketing 

ROBIN BERMAN, B.S.B.A., Finance 

MARY E. BRENNAN, B.S.B.A., Finance 



PATRICIA A. BROCK, B.S.B.A., 
Accounting 

JERRY S. BRUCH, B.S.B.A., Marketing 

GAIL BUDMAN, B.S.B.A., Marketing 



GARY L. CARUSO, B.S., 
Personnel/Finance 

SHARI CHRYSTAL, B.S.B.A., Marketing 

BRENDA COHEN, B.S.B.A., Marketing 





GONZALO DEL-FIERRO, B.A., 
Personnel 

SJELMIROZ DJALIL, B.B.A., 
Accounting 

MARY M. DOUGLAS, B.S., 

Procurement 



AHMAD EMAMI-MEIBODY, B.S.B.A. 
Urban Development 

JOEL P. FELDMAN, B.S., Finance 

WAYNE A. FELDMAN, B.S.B.A., 
Marketing/Procurement 



MARTHA FRAIR, B.S., Accounting 
TRACY FREIDAH, B.S.B.A., Business 
DANIEL FRIEDMAN, B.S.B.A., Business 



RENE GANDELMAN, B.S.B.A., 
Marketing 



DEBORAH A. GARDEN, B.S.B.A., 

Marketing 

MITCHELL GARTENBURG, B.S.B.A., 
Professional Accounting 



STEVEN T. GETLAN, B.S.B.A., 

Finance/Accounting 

MARYAM GHANIPOUR, B.S.B.A., 
Accounting 

PATRICIA GIAMPA, B.S.B.A., Finance 



MONTE GINGERY, B.S.B.A., Business 

J. BENJAMIN GOULD, B.B.A., 
Marketing 

CHARLES GUHR III, B.S.B.A., 
Marketing 





GLENN HACKEMER, B.S.B.A., 
Accounting/Finance 

RACHELLE HARRIS, B.S.M.A., 
Accounting 

BRUCE HELMES, B.S.N.A., Marketing 



LARRY ERIC HENTZ, B.S.B.A., Business 

MERRYL S. HILLER, B.S., Marketing 

ARNOLD S. HILLMAN, B.S.B.A., Urban 
Development 



WENDY HIRSCH, B.S.B.A., Marketing 

JEFFREY HOROWITZ, B.S.B.A., Urban 
Development 

STEVEN HURWITZ, B.S.B.A., 
Professional Accounting 



SUMIHIKO ICHIHARA, B.B.A., 

Economics 

BARBARA A. (ONES, B.A., Accounting 
PHILIP P. KAABE, B.S.B.A., Marketing 



ROBERT KANTOR, B.S.B.A., Finance 

ELI KAPLAN, B.S.B.A., Business 

MARYANNE KERNAN, B.S.B.A., 
Procurement/Grants Management 



ROBERT |. KESTENBAUM, B.S., 

Finance 

HENRIQUE KNOTSCHKE, B.S.B.A., 
Finance 

ELLEN KOFFS, B.S., Marketing 




ROBERT M. KRULEVITZ, B.S.B.A., Real 

Estate 





ROBERT LANIADO, B.S.B.A., Business 

KIRK E. LOHRLI, B.S.B.A., Business 

SUE A. MARCUM, B.S.B.A., 
Accounting 



BONNIE W. McDANNALD, B.S., 
Marketing 

MAUREEN A. McGOVERN, B.S.B.A., 
Personnel Administration 

JEFFREY T. McKENNA, B.A., 
Professional Accounting 



SHOREH MALEKZADEH, B.S.B.A. 
Business 



MARION R. MILMAN, B.S.B.A. 
Personnel 



HAMID PADASH, B.S., Marketing 

JEANNETTE PASTORE, B.S., Finance 

DIANE PEREZ, B.S.B.A., Business 



LEE REBA, B.S.B.A., Marketing 

DENISE REINACH, B.S., Marketing 

JOHN E. RIVKEES, B.A., 
Economics/Marketing 



MORRIS ROTHENBERG, B.A., 
Marketing 

MARK B. ROTHMAN, B.S.B.A., 
Professional Accounting 

MARTHA A. RUBENSTEIN, B.S.B.A., 
Finance/Economics 






MARK B. STEINBERGER, B.S.B.A. 

Marketing 



JEFF SAMMON, B.S., Marketing 

DAVID SHALOM, B.S.B.A., Marketing 

RANDY M. SHERMAN, B.S.B.A., 
Marketing 



SHERYL SILVERMAN, B.S.B.A., Urban 
Development/Finance 

DOUGLAS S. SINETAR, B.S.B.A., 

Marketing 

JOHN SITLER, B.S.B.A., Accounting 



GREIG W. SMITH, B.S.B.A., Business 

MARTHA E. SMITH, B.S.B.A., 
Marketing 

MINDI A. SOLOD, B.S.B.A., 
• Procurement/Grants Management 



NANCY SUNG, B.S., Accounting 

MIRIAM TANNENBAUM, B.S.B.A., 
Marketing 

JEFF M. TAUB, B.S.B.A., Marketing 



LANPHUONG T. TRUONG, B.S., 
Accounting 

R. SCOTT TURNER, B.S.B.A., 
Procurement 

PILAR VALENCIA, B.S.B.A., Business 





RICHARD j. VARTY, B.S.B.A. 
Professional Accounting 



JOHN WAGNER, B.S.B.A. 
Accounting/Economics 



JOY WATNIK, B.S., Marketing 
STEVEN WEISS, B.S.B.A., Marketing 
SCOTT WHIDDON, B.A., Marketing 



CARL L. WINFREE, B.S., Professional 
Accounting 

STEVEN WOLFE, B.B.A., Accounting 

DAVID WUNC, B.A., Marketing 



College of 

Public and 

International 

Affairs 



SGPA 



The turbulent Sixties and early Seventies 
brought a steady stream of bad news for 
Americans — Vietnam, domestic unrest, 
Watergate, the undermining of traditional 
moral standards, the change in the relative 
power relations of the United States and the 
Soviet Union, the inability to overcome 
challenges from seemingly weak countries, 
the fact that japan and Germany (our de- 
feated enemies) have surpassed the U.S. in 
economic growth, and finally the seemingly 
uncontrollable inflation caused partially by 




our dependence upon foreign oil — that has 
undermined the nation's self-confidence. In 
the late Seventies and at the beginning of the 
new decade, I think we can draw a good 
deal of encouragement from the fact that our 
institutions of higher education and gov- 
ernment functioned very successfully during 
the turbulent period. More importantly, we 
have students who show a new purpose and 
seriousness about scholarship and excel- 
lence in the classroom and later in their ca- 
reers. Students face a decade in which it will 



be imperative to develop a more balanced 
life-style, one in which the needs of personal 
and collective fulfillment will be in equal 
balance with materialistic aspirations. 
Whatever the Eighties bring, it certainly will 
not be a repeat of the major crises of the last 
two decades. 

James Thurber 

Acting Dean, School of Government 

and Public Administration 




SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT 
AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS 



ELAINE S. BENTLEY, B.S., Political 
Science/Economics 




GEOFFREY D. BERMAN, B.A., Political 
Science 

EDWARD A. BLOOM, B.A., Political 
Science/Economics 

JOSEPH BLUMENTHAL, B.A., Political 
Science 



ROYELEN LEE BOYKIE, B.A., Political 
Science 

ABBY G. BUSCHEL, B.A., Political 
Science 

LAVERNE BUTLER, B.A., Urban 
Affairs/Justice 



DOUGLAS CAMPBELL, B.A., Political 
Science/Economics 

GALE CARMACK, B.A., Political 
Science 

ANDREW CASEL, B.A., Political 
Science 



JANE CLARENBACH, B.A., Political 
Science 

ANDREW CONSTANTINE, B.A ., 

Political Science 

ALBERT E. COOK, JR., B.A., Political 
Science 



SCOTT CROSBY, B.A., Political Science 

OLIVIER DE BEAUVAIS, B.A , Political 
Science 

BARRY DEUTSCH, B.A., Political 
Science 



DAVID DIVER, B.A., Urban Affairs 

MARTHA J. DUVALL, B.A., Political 
Science 

LESLIE EINHORN, B.A., Political 
Science 




' 




KENNETH EISENBERG, B.A., Political 
Science 

PAUL A. FISHMAN, B.S., Political 
Science/Economics 

JAMES FONTANA, B.S., 
Economics/Legal Administration 



RICHARD GOLOMB, B.S., Political 
Science 

GARY A. GREENBERG, B.A., Political 
Science 



SUSAN D. GREENHOUSE, B.A., 
Political Science 



SCOTT E. HERSHMAN, B.A., Political 
Science/Jewish Studies 

CYNTHIA INCAVO, B.A., Political 
Science 

ROBERT S. LANGE, B.S., Political 
Science 



SANDRA ). LISOWSKI, B.A., Political 
Science/Psychology 

ALEC PETER LOWENSTEIN, B.A., 
Political Science 

THOMAS A. LUNDER, B.A., Political 
Science 



LAWRENCE B. MANLEY, B.A., Political 
Science 

SONIA I. MARTINEZ, B.S., Political 
Science 

RICHARD J. MARTINO, B.A., Political 
Science/Economics 





CRAIG MAUSLER, B.A. Political 
Science 

PAMELA MCCARTHY, B.S., Political 
Science 

MICHAEL H. McGREGOR, B.A., 
Political Science 



JAMILLA MOORE, B.A., Political 
Science 

MARK A. NEEDEL, B.S., Political 
Science/Economics 

FREDERICK M. NICE, B.A. B.S. , Political 
Science 



RICHARD OFFENBERG, B.A, Political 
Science 

LOURDES ORTEGA, B.A., Political 
Science 

LISA M. PARKER, B.S., Political Science 



THOMAS A. PETERSEN, B.A., Urban 
Affairs 

ROGER PETROCELLI, B.A., Political 
Science 

VINCENT RICARDEL, B.A., Political 
Science 



AVELINO L. RODRIGUEZ, B.A., 
Political Science/Urban Affairs 

AMY S. ROSENBLUTH, B.A., Political 
Science 

KAREN D. SANZO, B.A., Political 
Science 



DEBBIE L. SALINE, B.A., Political 
Science 

MARLENA SCHMID, B.A., Political 
Science 

ALAN R. SELDEN, B.A., Political 
Science 





EVETTA SHERMAN, B.S., Urban Affairs 

MESHACK M.L. SHONGWE, M PA., 
Public Administration 

DAVID SILVERNAIL, B.A., Urban 
Affairs 



LAMOTT K. SMITH, B.A., Political 
Science/American History 

STEVE UNGAR, B.A., Political Science 

RICHARD VASSAR, B.S., Political 
Science 



DEBRA VEYVODA, B.A., Political 
Science 

CHRISTOPHER WALCK, B.S., Political 
Science 

RICH A. WOLFIN, B.A., Political 
Science 



SIS 



In contrast to students of the Sixties, who 
attacked an establishment which led them 
into Vietnam and Watergate, today's stu- 
dents see themselves as active participants 
in the creation of a responsive and responsi- 
ble future establishment, one which they 
hope to work with and through rather than 
against. 

It will be a future in which concerns of the 
nation-state will give way in importance to 
world problems demanding international 
solutions. Without this international 
perspective in the Eighties, students will be 




unprepared for a twenty-first century in 
which they will be called upon to assume 
positions of leadership and decision- 
making. 

At this writing it appears that The Ameri- 
can University will have responded to the 
challenge of preparing current students for 
active participation in the future by its adapt- 
ing the college experience to new realities 
while maintaining the best aspects of tradi- 
tional education. 

Among the most vital of these academic 
foundations is the ability to communicate. In 



going into the world of politics, commerce, 
journalism, engineering, the arts, or almost 
any field, to make a lasting and far reaching 
impact upon society, given the growing 
international perspective, the graduate 
should be able to communicate not only in 
ideas but in languages other than his own 
native tongue. It is in this area of education, 
among others, that A.U. succeeds most 
dramatically. 

William C. Olson 
Dean, School of International Service 



SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICE 




KATHY BAISDEN, B.A., International 
Service 

MARTHA BAROODY, B.A., 
Spanish/Latin American Studies 

DAVID K. BARTRAM, B.A., 
International Relations/Foreign Policy 



BRIAN j. BERRY, B.S., International 
Studies 

VALERIE A. BOGACZ, B.A., 
International Studies 

ELIZABETH L. BOYLE, B.A., 
International Studies/Economics 



MARK E. BREWSTER, B.A., 
nternational Studies/Economics 

FRANK T. CAPRINO, B.S., International 
Studies 

KATHLEEN ANN CARSON, B.A., 

nternational Relations 



LISA CORNACCHIA, B.A., 

International Affairs 

MICHAEL L. DeVINCENTIS, JR., B.A., 
International Studies/Government 

JACKLYN W. DEWARE, B.A., 
International Relations/German 



MICHAEL DOMPAS, B.A., International 
Studies 

NELSON M. GABAY, 0.A., 

International Studies 

MARY R. GALVIN, B.A., International 
Studies 



EDWARD W. GAYLORD, JR., B.A., 
International Studies/Business 

MIMI S. GILLATT, B.A., International 
Studies/Economics 

GLORIA H. GONZALEZ, B.A., 

International Relations/Latin American 

Studies 




CHERSTIN M. HAMEL, B.A., 
International Studies 

ABIGAIL L. HOWARD, B.A., 

International Studies/Environmental 

Studies 



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FREDERICA HUMMEL, B.A., 
International Studies 

RUTH MARY KAZAN, B.A., 
International Studies/Economics 

SCOTT KELLEY, B.A., 
Economics/International Studies 



M. REID KILLEN, B.A., International 
Studies/Economics 

LAURA EMILY LAIB, B.A., International 
Studies/Economics 

KATHLEEN ANN LaMARRE, B.A., 
International Studies 



WILLIAM A. LASITE-LUKE, B.A., 
International Studies 

GERALD DAVID LEATHERMAN, B.A., 
International Relations 

YVONNE C. LODICO, B.A., 
International Relations/Political Science 



TERI J. MACBRIDE, B.A., International 
Studies 

GRACE McCREA, B.A., International 
Studies 



JANE McCREA, B.S., International 
Studies 

JEFFREY D. MEHALL, B.A., 
International Studies 

JOSEPH NAJJAR, B.A., International 
Studies 



THOMAS C. OLSON, B.A., 
International Studies 

DELEVAY CABRINA OSBORNE, B.A., 
International Relations 

JILL ANNE PAITCHEL, B.A., 
International Relations 



MARIANNE S. PENSA, B.A., 
French/Western European Studies 

GISELLE A. PICARD, B.A., International 
Service 

ANDREA I. PLOTKIN, B.A., 
International Studies 




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KLAUS D. PREILIPPER, B.A., 
International Studies 

PATTIE PREZTUNIK, B.A. International 
Relations/Economics 

KIMBERLY RANDOLPH, B.A , 

International Studies 



DAVID M. RATHBUN, B.A., 
International Studies 

HEIDI SEAMAN, B.A., Interdisciplinary 
in International Studies/Procurement, 
Grants, and Acquisition Management 

DONNA SHIRA, B.A., International 
Studies 



DANIEL S. SMALLER, B.A., 
International Service/Economics 

AUDREY E. SMITH, B.A., International 
Studies 

KATHY STERN, B.A., Spanish/Latin 
American Studies 



DOUGLAS S. STONE, B.A., 
International Studies/Political Science 

HARRY E. STOWERS, B.A., 
International Studies 

DAVID G. WIENCEK, B.A., 
International Studies 




My perspective from which this article is 
written is that of a lawyer, professor, dean, 
husband and father born long enough ago to 
have experienced the Great Depression of 
the 30's and to have been at "cannon fod- 
der" age in World War II. These experiences 
plus others more recent that I have shared 
with the current college student body lead 
me to believe that ambiguity and uncer- 
tainty are the hallmarks of our existence 
now. 

What impact ambiguity and uncertainty 
have had on the current cohort of students is 
not easily discerned, and I have certainly not 



made any scientific study of the matter. 
However, my impression is that students 
have developed a healthy skepticism, a wil- 
lingness to "see it as it is" and to be realistic 
about both self and society. There seems to 
be perhaps a less than healthy cynicism, a 
willingness to disbelieve wholly in altruism. 
But there also seems to be a willingness to 
find and to create enjoyment where possi- 
ble, to cherish a moment of appreciation of 
others and situations. 

Learning to live with ambiguity and un- 
certainty is the challenge of the future for 
today's students. This adult generation in- 



herited a developing technological society 
from the last generation. Its contribution has 
been a new awareness of the ancillary cost 
of the expanded use of technology. Today's 
students must solve the problem of the 
elimination of the undesirable side effects of 
the utilization of technology, and must 
further the efforts to create a more just dis- 
tribution of the fruits of technology beyond 
the borders of our own country. These twin 
tasks are a formidable assignment indeed! 
Richard Myren 
Dean, School of Justice 




SCHOOL OF 
JUSTICE 



JAMES ANDERSEN, B.S., 
Administration 

MARY BETH CLARK, B.S., 
Administration of Justice/Psychology 

EARL RANDALL CLOUSER, B.S., 
Administration of Justice 



EVAN M. COHEN, B.S., Administration 
of Justice 

DOREENA CRAIG, B.S., Justice 

MARK A. DORNE, B.S., 
Justice/Psychology 



HAROLD F. EVANS, JR., B.S.A.J. 

Justice 

PATRICIA EVANS, B.S., Justice 
GINA FERGUSON, B.S., Justice 



JOHN D. HILLMAN, B.S., Justice 

LAWAN JOHNS, B.S., Justice 

THOMAS KARSCH, B.S., Justice 



JUDITH KIRSCHBAUM, B.S., 
Justice/Philosophy 

SCOTT LAMBERT, B.A., Justice 

MATTHEW LANNON, B.S., Justice 



DEBORAH LEVINE, B.S., Justice 

ROSE LIPSHLJTZ, B.S., Criminal Justice, 
B.A., Psychology 

ILENE LITVAK, B.S., Justice 





MYRNA G. MALONE, B.S., Justice 
DAVID MARGOLIS, B.S., )ustice 
DANIEL E. MARKLE, B.S., Justice 



ROMA OLITT, B.S., Criminal Justice 
R. LEE POTTER, B.S., Justice 
JOSEPH R. RAGAZZO, B.S., Justice 



SONDRA D. RICKS, B.A., Justice 
SHERIDEN E. RIDGWAY, B.A., Justice 
LISA SHIMBERG, B.S., Justice 



KAREN STERN, B.S., Justice 

TOM SWAN, B.S., Justice 

THOMAS E. UGAST, B.A., Justice 



DENNIS T. WATSON, B.S., Justice 

ELOISE WILLIAMS, B.S., Justice 

LEONA ZANETTI, B.A., Justice 





CTA 



The American University student of the 
present is part of a not quite silent genera- 
tion. Compared to the students of the late 
Sixties, today's students appear to be much 
more conformist and much more serious, 
having strong career interests. 

But they are not simple copies of the Fif- 
ties silent generation. They have decisions to 
make regarding potential lifestyles and ca- 
reer paths. Today, they can pursue multiple 
careers; they can begin in one area and 
move gradually into another. 

Despite the appearances of these options, 
however, there is not the certitude of of op- 
portunities that underscored the Fifties' 
climb to success. Less energy and more 
international risk contribute to an inability to 
predict a rosy future. 

Today's students are not quite silent be- 
cause these men and women live in a world 
of telecommunication which will no longer 
permit the luxury of innocence about the 
human condition — in this nation, in Iran, in 
Afghanistan. 



And, given the same input of information, 
the University is no longer silent either. De- 
cision making confronts the students and 
their institution alike, and decision making 
takes reflective thought, the prevailing mood 
of the campus today. 

Robert Paul Boynton 

Dean, Center for Technology 

and Administration 




KATHLEEN A. FEENEY, B.S.T.M. 
Technology and Management 



SON 




To educate professional nurses today to 
meet future responsibilities requires a strong 
theoretical base providing the cognitive 
skills needed to adapt to change. Familiar 
nursing functions and techniques will be 
modified and perhaps will even disappear. 
There will be increasing emphasis on teach- 
ing and assessment skills. New physical 
structures could replace familiar health care 
facilities, and the majority of nurses may be 
employed outside the acute care center. 

The factors impacting on the health care 
system and forcing these changes include 
competing demands for financial resources, 
underserviced areas and populations, ex- 



pansion of the use of technical innovations 
in health care agencies and increased in- 
volvement of the public in health policy- 
making. 

The one prediction about the future deliv- 
ery of health care that can be made with any 
degree of certainty is that it will differ from 
today's model. The settings for care and the 
functions of nurses will change, but in no 
way will these changes negate the primary 
objective of nursing — the care of and con- 
cern for people. 

Laura Kummer 
Dean, School of Nursing 



SCHOOL OF NURSING 




STEPHANIE D'LOSS, B.S. Nursing 
CAROL ENNIS, B.S.N., Nursing 
LESLIE EVANS, B.S., Nursing 



AIMEE FINKELSTEIN, B.S., Nursing 
KATHLEEN T. FOSTER, B.S., Nursing 
KAREN-RAE FRIEDMAN, B.S., Nursing 



ROSEMARY GILLESPIE, B.S., Nursing 

RISA LEVY, B.S. R.N. , Nursing 

LAURIE OTTENHEIMER, B.S.R.N., 
Nursing 



BARBARA-LUCIA S. RANDALL, B.S.N. , 
Nursing 




CLASSIFICATION 
UNLISTED 



/ MARIA DeGIORGI 
CECILIA GALLO 
KENNETH KIRK 




Classes 




I heard it on the radio (so it must be true) 
that William Shakespeare and Marie Curie 
attended classes at American U. To date no 
one has revealed which classes these 
eminentoes took, but the radio announcer 
will probably start giving us clues in order to 
whet our appetites for mind-jogging experi- 
ences in the immediate metro area at 
twenty-seven convenient locations. 

A.U. is not just limited to looking at the 
academic careers of these two celebrities. 
We interviewed the five members of A.U.'s 
G.E. College Bowl team (there are usually 
only four members, but A.U. was given a 
handicap). We asked each of them to de- 
scribe his/her/ its most meaningful class. The 
distinguished joggers and their choices are 
described below. 

Ibrahim Riza Ghoatsdbeard designed his 
own inter-disciplinary major focusing on 
Imperialistic-Zionistic-Fascistic-Ameri- 
kanisch economic methods of Pahlevi Up- 
lift. His favorite course was an independent 
study project entitled "Grade Inflation." 




Hermione Schwarzweiss is a library sci- 
ence major whose most memorable class (in 
fact, the only one she could find) was 
"Library Hours." 

LaRoach Cleveland experienced a 
Kahoutek development of her karma during 
her SO) "Multi-media Ethnicity in Prisons" 
seminar. Her favorite class, though, was 
"Washington: A Place to Burn." 

Donna Manana clella Bariga Hernandez 
fondly recalled all of the classes she has 
taken as a Latin American Area Studies 
major. She commented that, "I hov lairned 
zo mooch 'bout zomting I did no no noting 
'bout." Donna Manana is a native of Beja, 
Venezuela, Latin America. 

Raquel Divine is a freshman whose most 
consciousness-raising learning experience 
was "Intro to the Secular Humanist White- 
Liberal Death-Wish 1" taught by three CPIA 
professors and the entire Protestant staff of 
Kay Spiritual Life Center. 

With meaningful and enlightening 
courses like these dancing merrily through 
the psyches of our team, we need hardly 
wish them any luck. 



PROFESSORS 



William C. Cromwell 

My position here has been somewhat 
unique because I have held full time ad- 
ministrative and teaching positions. This has 
been beneficial. It has given me a broader 
grasp and sensitivity to many of the Univer- 
sity's operations and problems than would 
otherwise have been the case. 

On the calibre of the students, it is virtu- 
ally impossible to generalize. We have some 
extremely good students at A.U., and some 
who are less prepared for academic work. 
The SAT scores of current freshmen are sig- 
nificantly higher, and that is a very en- 
couraging trend. I notice an increased seri- 
ousness of purpose among students, a 
greater maturity and steadiness, a somewhat 
clearer sense of why they're here. I think 
that's important. 

To the extent that private universities are 
becoming more expensive, this has a filter- 
ing effect. More students appreciate the po- 
tential value of a college education and are 
determined to make something of their op- 
portunities here. 




The future of The American University 
can be bright if we are truly determined to 
make it so. The commitment to excellence 
can never become a cliche at American. The 
cost of education here is such that students 
have a right to expect absolutely first-rate 
teaching, professional guidance and ser- 
vices from the University. Thus, our product 
must be seen to be significantly better than 
that available at other comparable or lower 
cost institutions. Every employee of the Uni- 
versity has a role to play in making this hap- 



pen. 

Finally, it is vitally important for A.U. to 
acquire more external resources which can 
be committed toward University operating 
expenses. We will face serious difficulties in 
the years ahead if we are compelled to meet 
rising operational costs with comparably 
higher tuition charges. 

taken by Richard Bernstein 

William Cromwell is an Associate Professor 
in the School of International Service 




Kay Mussell 



Since I came to The American University, 
shortly before the arrival of the class of 
1980, my greatest pleasure has been par- 
ticipating in this university's increasing 
awareness of its location in the nation's cap- 
ital. We have learned together, faculty and 
students alike, that being in Washington, in- 
side and outside of the classroom, offers us 
all unique opportunities and benefits. This 
city is every year more diverse and more 
exciting. Students in every field can partici- 
pate in the burgeoning activity in politics, 



the arts, the sciences, the humanities, the 
social sciences, business, communications, 
and international relations represented in 
our city. Washington belongs to us on this 
campus in a special way, but it also belongs 
to its residents, to the nation, and to the 
world. New museums seem to open with 
regularity; new arts and humanities groups 
spring up; new scientific issues come to the 
fore as technological change forces deci- 
sions on government; new special interest 
groups form and re-form as the problems 



facing the national government change with 
the times; internationally famous performing 
artists appear almost weekly; new groups of 
international students and city residents ar- 
rive and contribute to the cultural milieu. 
We have just begun to realize how rich and 
creative our environment can be. I foresee 
an American University in the 1980s with a 
clear and unique mission to learn from and 
contribute to this dynamic and wonderful 
city chosen for us by our founders more than 
eighty years ago. 

Kay Mussell is Chairman of the American 
Studies Department. 



Prof. Leogrande 

When the tumultous Sixties were drawing 
to a close, prognosticators of American cul- 
ture predicted with great fanfare that the 
Seventies would bring even greater conflict 
and strain on the social fabric. The infamous 
"Me-Decade" followed instead. Because 
students were so central to the struggles of 
the 1960's, they have usually been held 
chiefly responsible for the quiescence of the 
1970's. Social conscience, according to the 
familiar refrain, has given way to self- 
absorption, idealism to careerism, etc. Such 




recriminations are, on the whole, unfair. 
New decades bring new circumstances as 
well as new generations. America in the 
1 960's and early 1 970's confronted the civil 
rights movement, the women's movement, 
and the war in Vietnam — issues that were 
both unavoidable and deeply passionate. 
They offended one's sense of idealism and 
demanded redress. By the late 1970's, the 
war in Vietnam was over for Americans, and 
the struggles for human rights by women 
and blacks had moved out of the streets and 
into the courts. In their place came issues 



like Watergate, which produced more dis- 
gust than passion, and the international pric- 
ing structure for petroleum, which produces 
more confusion than anything. If the stu- 
dents of the 1970's have been less socially 
activist than their older sisters and brothers 
were, it is most probably due to the fact that 
the issues of the 1970's have been more 
complex and less immediate than those of 
the previous decade. 

Professor Leogrande teaches in the School of 
Government and Public Administration. 



John Peacock 

I find A.U. to be an exciting place. The 
students here are a real challenge, and 
they're as smart as any students I've ever 
seen. They don't have the disadvantage of 
being pretentious — a syndrome you find in 
more "austere" institutions. This attitude, 
the lack of it, I should say, is refreshing. 

I find the freshmen concerned with "ca- 
reerism," however. They want results; they 
want their education to pay off immediately. 
They really don't need to feel this way. Be- 



cause they do, they rush to take courses that 
will make them salable as people, as ca- 
reers. People don't give themselves enough 
credit. When you're taking a course — any 
course — you're exploring, expanding your- 
self. This process of exploration itself will 
pay off. If you only take courses you think 
you should take, you'll only wind up in a 
career you think you should have. It's a 
snowballing effect, and it is an ultimately 
futile pose to assume. Your education 
should not constrict you by forcing you into 
a corner — albeit a safe corner of financial 




security. Rather an education should free 
you, expose you to a variety of ideas and 
options. 

The prevalence of this attitude is not 
peculiar to A.U. alone; it's a trend of the 
times. The liberal arts are never given 
enough of a fair shake, but I think this de- 
partment is making something of itself in 
spite of these odds. I have great hopes for 
this place. taken by Nita Denton 

John Peacock is a professor in the Depart- 
ment of Literature. This is his first year at 
A.U. 




SPEAKERS 

Kennedy Political Union 
Andrew Constantine, Director 



clockwise from above: Peter Breggin, Julian Bond, lane 
Fonda, lohn Anderson, C. Brooks Peters, John Dean, Art 
Buchwald, Congressman Fortney Stark, D-CA, Con- 
gressman Edward P. Beard, D-RI 




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SPIRITUALS 



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Many People, Many 

Faiths: Spirituality 

at A.U. 

Society in America today is a distinct 
and resounding statement of pluralism, 
that diversity being reflected in racial and 
ethnic groups, political ideologies and 
religious backgrounds. The American 
University, located in the hub of our na- 
tion's capital, is a microcosm of our di- 
verse society. In recent years spirituality 
and religious identification have increas- 
ingly become a hallmark of our society, 
and no less so have these two factors 
played an important role in the life of A.U. 

The Abraham S. Kay Spiritual Life 
Center houses the Center for Campus 
Ministries. This circular, flame topped 
structure located on the main quad of the 
University provides accomodations for 
many of the diverse religious sects repre- 
sented on the campus. The offices located 
in Kay house the chaplains serving several 
Christian denominations, the Buddhist 




student population, the Hillel Foundation 
and the Moslem Student Association. The 
excellent staff of the Center provides 
numerous services to the greater Univer- 
sity community, including counseling, 
regular services as well as observances of 
religious holidays, and special programm- 
ing. This programming ranges from dis- 
cussions of contemporary religious think- 
ing to discussions of social issues with a 
bent toward moral/ethical examination. 




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Jewish Students 
Association 

Nathan Hoffman, Steven Olgin, Mindy Levine. 



Hillel/Israel Alliance 




Steven Greenbaum, Nancy Zinbarg, Scott Hershman, Scher, Lindsay Miller — Hi Mel Director. 
Beth Kesselman, Charles Mayo, Ed Nevbarth, Peter 



Mil' 




Gospel Choir 

1st row: Keith R. Ware, Kim M. Ross, Starlet Jones, 
Linda Jackson, Paula Curry, Debbie Ross, Hellen Wells, 
Muriel Baker, Francis Braxton, Michelle Logan, De- 
borah Davis, Dorinda White, Wihelmina Scott; 2nd 
row: Steven Wright, Gary Carr, Mark Hart, Tim Warner, 
Glenn McKewon, Sheila Belle, La Shawn Vaulx. 




A.U. Christian 
Fellowship 

David Froberg, Joe Seawell, Mrs. Repak — Advisor, 
Ralph Whitaker, Marty Duvan, Donna Ducharme, Wil- 
liam Engert, Mike Reskallah, Steve Berrang, Alan 
Wright, Linda Zern, Holly Barrett, D.J. Silvernail, 
George Chakarji, Ayda Chakarji, Pablo Quintero, Keith 
Cuomo, Joanne Lahner, Pati Bau, Ferris Brown, 
Marianne Kunzmann, Marianne Metz, Carl Szczesny, 
Kerstin Davidson, Annie Bergman; not pictured: Mark 
Au, Scott Crosby, Howy Baker, Kathy Baisden, Leslie 
Evans, Mark Bradley, Craig Thomas, Heather Thomas, 
Cal Redmond, Neil Dyer, Al Florence, Leslie Haig, 
Gary Hart, Mark Hart, Rob Hauser, Dawn Leech, Kevin 
Kokernak, Beverly Peterson, Earl Salazar, David Voth, 
Gentry Gingell, Nancy Brunner, Jennie Thiu. 




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The State of the Arts 



The academic year 1979-80 witnessed a 
feverish burst of creative energy in the realm 
of the arts, a realm encompassing dance, 
drama, literature, film, photography, 
sculpture, and painting. 

In keeping with national trends, the major 
spurt of productivity came from the area of 
visual media, notably film, photography, 
video and ventures into multi-media 
projects. The high calibre of these projects is 
directly attributable to the existence of the 
new Media Center on The American Uni- 
versity campus. The Media Center seemed 
to spring up like Athena, full-grown, bring- 
ing with it a wide variety of ambitious ac- 
tivities and productions. 

For example, the A.U. Media Center con- 
tributed to the four-part television series on 
the Washington rent crisis, with their half- 
hour program entitled "Paying Rent," seen 
on PBS October 2. 

In addition to supplementing and drawing 
upon the resources available in the media- 
rich metropolitan area, the Media Center 
encouraged its students and faculty to devise 
and develop their own programs indepen- 
dently. 

Some of these campus independent 
projects included "Super-8 '79," a showing 
of entries from the Evol Film Society's Super 
8 Competition, and a Hitchcock film festi- 
val, which presented a solid weekend of 
classic thrillers. 

The Media Center also sponsored various 
speakers such as Warren Sonbert, indepen- 
dent filmmaker, who introduced two of his 
recent works, and Anthony Gittens, Director 
of the Black Film Institute, who presented a 
Sengalese film and a lecture on African 
filmt. 

There are numerous plans for the imme- 
diate future of the Media Center. Among 
these are an expansion of its facilities, 
primarily in the form of the building of a 
hundred-seat theatre (to be completed this 
summer), a media studio lab, student work 
areas, new offices and a new conference- 
classroom. 

Also busy with media projects is the pho- 
tography program. Among this year's ac- 
tivities, both past and prognosticated, are 
various photo exhibits, and "Story-Telling." 
This latter is a multi-media weekend pro- 
gram made up of photos, drama and vid- 
eotapes of story-telling, co-sponsored by the 
Departments of Performing Arts, Art, and 
Communication. 

Like the Media Center, the photography 
division of the School of Communication 
has many plans for future expansion, to be 





mainly accomplished through new equip- 
ment purchases (studio lighting and 
cameras), new opportunities for students to 
do contract work with local modeling agen- 
cies, and a photo gallery. 

Not to be outdone, the Art Department 
sponsored many intriguing gallery show- 
ings. These included the September showing 
of works by Leonard Maurer, and October's 
show of selections from the Watkins Collec- 
tion. November and half of December were 
devoted to a faculty show; the latter half of 
December and the beginning of the new 
year brought a graduate/undergraduate 



show. 

The spring brought us more specialized 
showings, including exhibits of student 
ceramic, sculpture and print works. 

The major productions of the Department 
of Performing Arts included An Evening of 
Songs and Dances from the 30's, the Fall 
Dance Concert, The Prodigious Snob 
(Moliere's Le Bourgeois Gentilhoome), and 
this year's award-winning script from the 
Audrey Wood's Contest, No Second Trum- 
pet. This last production was attended by 
contest originator Audrey Wood herself. 

Other productions from the prolific de- 




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partment included Frog, a play written, pro- 
duced and directed by A.U. graduate stu- 
dent Wm. Arch McCarty II, and Refractions 
of a Distant Phrase, composed of six sepa- 
rate dance segments, again attesting to the 
high standards of theatrical dancing exhi- 
bited by A.U. dance majors. 

Sadly lacking in the field of the arts at 
A.U., this year as last, is the existence of a 
quality literature magazine. It is now two 
years since the demise of the much- 
lamented American Mag. All might not be 
lost for the literary scene, however, as we 
have been promised by both the Graduate 



Student Council and the A.U. Literature So- 
ciety that a new magazine, a linear descen- 
dant of both the Mag and last year's stop-gap 
substitute, The Bushwhacker, will be ap- 
pearing this year. 

The 80's, it can be seen, opens on a bright 
note with regard to the artistic climate at The 
American University, a note promising new 
endeavors in new fields, perfections in old, 
and activities in all. 

Nita Denton 



Movies 1979 


North Dallas 40 




Time After Time 


Apocalypse Now 


Luna 


The Seduction of Joe Tynan 


"10" 


Deer Hunter 


Phantasm 


Life of Brian 


Starting Over 


Rocky 


Superman 


Rocky Horror Picture Show 


The Main Event 


Breaking Away 


The Kids Are Alright 


Dracula 


Quadrophenia 


Alien 


Star Trek 


The Amityville Horror 


Kramer vs. Kramer 


Love at First Bite 


The Jerk 


Moonraker 


Coming Home 


Meatballs 


Animal House 


Americathon 


The Turning Point 


Dawn of the Dead 


Manhattan 


China Syndrome 


The Electric Horseman 







The American Beauty 

The American Beauty is the magazine of 
the Students' Liberation Movement for the 
politically- and socially-enlightened stu- 
dent; an alternative, free paper expressing 
the views of students and campus organiza- 
tions in a non-rigid, informal, uncensored 
fashion. 

Basically, The American Beauty is an 
above-ground paper with an underground 
format. 

Any student may write for the Beauty, al- 
though the paper mainly concerns itself with 
progressive issues such as no nukes, draft 



registration, and anarchy. But our paper is so 
much more than that. 

In addition to our "Letters" column (from 
personages no less prestigious than John 
Lennon, Henry Kissinger, and Anonymous), 
we also have record and concert reviews, 
announcements of free or 990 concerts, cul- 
tural events and centers with special student 
rates. 

The American Beauty is delivered 
monthly by subscription. Please show us 
your support; there are a lot of great people 
at A.U., and The American Beauty is one of 
the best ways we can all communicate. 

David Penn 




Music 1979 


Donna Summer: "Bad Girls," "On the 
Radio" 


The Police 


Sister Sledge: "We Are Family" 


Joan Baez 


Frank Zappa: "Dancin' Fool" 


Talking Heads 


Led Zeppelin: "All of My Love" 


The Records 


Steve Dahl: "Do You Think I'm Disco?" 


The Ramones 


Rod Stewart: "Do You Think I'm Sexy?" 


B52s 


Earth, Wind and Fire: "After The Love Has 


Barbara Streisand 


Cone" 


The Razz 


Doobie Brothers: "What a Fool Believes" 


The Dead Boys 


The Who: Quadrophenia 


The Tubes 


The Knack: "My Sharona" 


Elvis Costello 


Supertramp: Breakfast in America 


Paul Simon 


Commodores: "Still" 


David Bowie 


The Charlie Daniels Band: "Devil Went 


Patti Smith 


Down to Georgia" 


Blondie: Eat to the Beat 


Village People: "YMCA," "In the Navy," 


The Cars 


"In the Eighties" 


The Clash 


Devo 


Cheap Trick 


James Taylor: Up on the Roof 


Sniff and the Tears 


Rolling Stones 


Chic 








The room is softly faded. Crystal 

stillness tints the air 
As twilight filters through the blind 

and streaks her auburn hair. 




I hear her softly breathing, watch 
her breasts which rise and fall 

Like billows, cresting, breaking 
under seagulls' searching call. 

I reach across the bed to her, 
my hand seems not my own. 

It glows with eerie brightness 
trailing streaks, sepulchral bone. 

I lightly run my fingers down 
her arm, across her thigh. 

Her skin whines ever faintly. She's 
rubber, toes to eyes. 

Steven Waxman 




TV 1979 


B.J. and the Bear 




Lou Grant 


Real People 


Happy Days 


Phil Donahue 


Laverne and Shirley 


Mork and Mindy 


Hart to Hart 


M*A*S*H* 


Charlie's Angels 


Three's Company 


All in the Family 


One Day at a Time 


Eight is Enough 


Quincy 


One Life to Live 


Love Boat 


General Hospital 


Fantasy Island 


As the World Turns 


60 Minutes 


Ryan's Hope 


Saturday Night Live 


Days of Our Lives 


Johnny Carson 







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and set mirror to mirror 

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and I raise my eyes to yours 

And I am in them and they are in me 

Questions are asked and words exchanged 

in silence 

Passion breathes within 

and then is me throughout 

But the eyes have touched 

and we part 

in each forever 

a share of the other 

(for Diane) 
Steven Waxman 



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SENIOR BIOGRAPHIES 



COLLEGE OF ARTS AND 
SCIENCES 

ALLISON ABOOD, Psychology: Phi Mu: Departmental Council 
Psychology; Undergraduate Curriculum Committee 

YAKED ADAL, Chemistry 

JAMS ADOLPH, American Studies 

ALIREZA ALETOMEH, Economics 

IUDITH ALEXANDER, Spanish Studies 

DONNA AMORICCI, Sociology 

DEBORAH IACQUEUNE ARENTS, Psychology 

PAUL N. ARCYROPOULOS. Physical Education: Phi Sigma 
Kappa; intramural football, basketball, Softball, bowling 2,3,4; 
Inler-fraternity Council 3; Phi Sigma Kappa (social chairman) 3, 
vice-president 4 

EDWARD ASHTON, Microbiology 

CORY S. BAKER, Chemistry: Alpha Epsilon Delta; Campus Co-op 
Cleaners manager; Floor President 1; intramural football, baseball 



MURIEL BAKER, Psychology Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; 
bowling league 1. cheerleader 1,2,3, co-captain 3; NAACP Secre- 
tary 2; A.U. Gospel Choir 



AUDREY BLENDEN, Psychology 



WENDY BOREISHA, Design intramural Softball 2,3; Eagle pho 
grapher 



AMY R. BRANSDORFER, literature Delta Can 



DEBRA BROWN, Spanish: Phi Sigma Sigma; Alpha Sigma Ph.; 
College Democrats; A.U Choir 



ROBERT D. BURG, Psychology: Honors Program 4; Honor Roll 



DALE C. CAREY, Economics: Alpha Kappa Alpha 



NAOMI CHAKWIN, Economics 

STEVE CHIAVERINI, Sociology; Anderson Floor President 4 

BEN|AMIN CHIKES, Biology: Alpha Epsilon Delta, Vice-President 
3,4; Circle K Club, President 3,4; Intramurals football, basketball, 
tennis. Softball 1,2,3.4; Biology Club 1,2,3,4 

DAVID D. CHUBE, Biology: Alpha Epsilon Delta 

LOUIS CIPRO, CAS. 



PERRY FLINT, History/Literature: Phi Alpha Thefa History Honor- 
ary: Dean's List 3, Eagle; Bushwacker; Coffeehouse Staff 2 

ROBERT D. FREIER, Economics and Finance 

JOSEPH M. GALLAGHER, CAS 

USA JANE GARFIELD, CAS 

DAVID GEORGE, Spanish and Latin American Studies/Economics 

AMY JUNE GOLDEN, Psychology/Sociology 

SUSAN R. GOLDSTEIN, Economics 

CELSO O. GONZALEZ, CAS 

MINDY GOODMAN, CAS 

GORDON HANDIER, Computer Science 

GARY K. HART, Psychology: Campus Crusade; Big Buddy 

FERYDOON HATAMI, Computer Science 

FAITH HERMAN, Psychology 

MONA H. HERSTIK, Psychology 

RANDALL B. HILL, Biology: Eagle Photo Editor 2; Photo Pool 
Manager 3,4; Confederation Media Commission 3,4; Talon photo- 
grapher; Technical photographic consultant for Biology Depart- 
ment and Remote Sensing Lab; Physics on the Bay photographer 

KENNETH IACOBSON, Biology 

LEESA KAPLAN, Spanish/Secondary Education: Big Buddy 

HAMID KIANIPUR, Computer Science and Accounting 

HEA-KYUM KIM, Fine Arts 

HONG S. KIM, CAS. 

IENNIFER A. KIRBY, Spanish 

MAUREEN E. LASSITER, C.A.S./Justice 

MATTHEW LEWIS, Sociology 

VANCE LEWIS, Sociology Freshman Adyisor, 1979 

ANDREA B. LUBECK, Psychology and Sociology 

LINDA A. MAXWELL, Design 

IOSEPH H. McHUCH, History and Political Science: Varsity 
Swimming team 1,2.3,4, co-captain 4; History Undergraduate 
Council 4 

MARC K. MELTZER, Computer Science 



SUSAN B. MENDELSOHN, History: intramural volleyball 3,4; 
Leonard Hall Secretary 2, President 3; International Dorm Commit- 
tee 3, Leonard Desk 3,4 



nd Arts: Gospel Choir, Presi- 

SABRINA R. COURTNEY, Print Journalism/Physics: Women in 
Communication, Inc , UHURU Photography Editor 3; Honors Pro- 
gram 3,4; NAACP, Vice-President 4; A.U. Gospel Choir 4 

LESLIE DANIELLO, Psychology 

PATRICK DANT, American Studies 

GWENDOLYN R. DAVIS, CAS 

JUSTIN M. DEMPSEY, History/Economics: Phi Alpha Theta 

NITA J. DENTON, Literature: Mortar Board 4: Creator/Editor of 
Gray Views, Gray Matters; Diplomatic Pouch, Assistant Editor 4; 
Talon Copy Editor 4 

DAVID H. DEVRIES, Performing Arts: theatre, major productions 

LESLIE E. DOEHLERT, Sociology: Sailing Club racing 1,2,3; Soci- 
ology Departmental Council 4 



MARTHA MILNER, Biology Alpha Epsilon Delta, President; Mor- 
tar Board, Co-chairman Selection Committee 4; Vice-President 
leonard Hall; Conduct Council; volunteer tutor and teacher 

MELANIE NANAYAKKARA, CAS 

PATTY ORINGER, Sociology 

KATHY ORLEANS, Design 

NEILL S. OSTER, Biology Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med Honorary; 
intramural football, basketball, Softball 1.2,3.4; intramural official 
(football); Ski Club 

KENNETH S. PAPIER, Biology: Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med Hon- 
orary, Vice-President; Sailing Club; Eagle photographer; Taton 
photographer 

LAURA A. PEEL, Performing Arts/Dance 

JODY LYNN PESKIN, Foreign Language'Audio Visual Communi- 
cation: German Club, President 4; International Floor 2.3; Conduct 
Council 3; Radio Theatre 2,3; intramural volleyball 3 



BEVERLY QUICK, Biology/Psychology 

DAVID F. REDMILES, Mathematics and Computer Science: Tutor, 
ACM Computer Science Contest, Putnam Mathematical Competi- 
tion; Potomac Chamber Orchestra; Freshman Student Academic 
Aide 

NANCY |. ROLLAND, Art 

RUSSELL A. ROSENTHAL, Psychology 

DEBRA ROSS, Sociology 



MARCOS SAMONDO, Economics 
BAR8ARA SCHWEBEL, Psychology 



CYNTHIA C. SPENCE, Latin American Studies Alpha Kappa 
Alpha. Lambda Zeta Chapter. Vice-President 3. President 4; A.U. 
cheerleader 1,2; OASATAU 1,2; Pan Hellenic Council; 
Washington Diplomat Soccer-Honey Dip 

PAMELA STATON, CAS. 

CHARLOTTE K. STOCKTON, Physics: Society of Physics Students, 
President 3; Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honor Society 

ERIC S. STOTT, American Studies 



TA-JEN SUNG, Design 



THOR THORCEIRSSON, Economics 

CANDACE THURMAN, History/Secondary Education: Phi Mu 
Secretary 3; Institute for A.U., Avignon, France 3; Deans List 2 
Who's Who; swimming, diving 1; varsity field hockey 1.2,3,4; 
intramural women's basketball, champions 3; English Language 
institute, tutor and secretary 

LISA M. TODD, Biology/Psychology 

STEVEN WAXMAN, Literature: Omicron Delta Kappa 4; Who's 
Who 4; Coordinator A.U. Women's Newsletter 2; Eagle staff 
writer 1; Talon Editor 3.4; A.U. Arts Council 1; Confederation 
Media Commission 3,4 

NANCY WEINBERGER, Physical Education: Big Buddy; Educa- 
tional Policy Committee; Hughes Hall desk receptionist; Food 
Coop cashier; Assistant Secretary to Physical Education Depart- 



DAVID WEISMAN, Psychology/Biology: Alpha Epsilon Delta 
Honor Society; Ugman's Army 

SAMUEl WHITE, Design 

MARGARET WOLFF, Psychology 

KYUNG S. YIM, Design 

CHANTAL ZAPATKA, Biology: Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Soci- 
ety; Sailing Club 

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION 



DONNA FISHER, Elementary/Special Education: Delta Gamma 

HEIDI IACKSON, Education 

MONA MAZUMDAR, Early Childhood and Elementary Education: 
Pan Ethnon; Foreign Student Vice-President; MDA Dance 
Marathon 



NANCY B. EISENBERG, Sociology 
ANTHONY ENWEZE, Chemistry 



I. DOUGLAS rILLAK, Biology Alpha Epsilon Delta, President 3,4; 
Circle K Club, Treasurer 3,4, intramurals. all sports 1.2.3.4; Eagle 



DEBBIE J. PETERSON, Psychology/Sociology 
RONDA PLYMACK, Sociology 



CLEMENCIA RODRIGUEZ, English as a Second Language: volun- 
teer English teacher; Latino Institute; A.U. Research Association; 
OAS; Publication Adult Education in Latin America" 



SARI SILVERSBERG, Elementary Educalic 



Phi Mu, Secretary; Vice President 7th floor Hughes 3 



SCHOOL OF 
COMMUNICATION 



STEW KASIOFF, Broadcast Journalism; Sigma Delia Chi; 
WAMU-AM, Campus News Director 1, News Director 2,3; Col- 
lege Democrats 1; Emmy Awards Scholarship 4; Sigma Delta Chi 
Scholarship 4 



ROBERT L. KOLKER, Public Relations and Advertising 

JEFFREY S. LEVINE, Broadcast Journalism; AMU-AM Assistant 
Music Director, Radiothon disc jockey. Program Director 4; Con- 
federation Media Commission 4, SOC Personnel Committee; Sec- 
urity Guard 



DAMAR ARIKOGLU, Marketing 



BRYAN BABITZ, Professional Accounting: McDowell Hall Tri 
surer, 6th floor Vice-President; Accounting Club, Treasurer 



EDWARD BAkLOR. Finance 

PAUL BAUDES, Economics; Economic Student Council 



EDWARD BAND, Accounting: Phi Sigma Kappa; intramural foot- 
ball, basketball, Softball, Accounting Club 



GLENN BARBAKOFF, Bu 



VLADIMIR ASHWORTH, Public Communication: Phi Sigma 
Kappa; Director Chevy Chase School for Autistic Children; Avant 
Garde Display designer 

AMY BERNSTEIN, Visual Media: Softball league 2; London Semes- 
ter; University Bookstore, film department, photography 



MAREEN CADY, Broadcast Journal!" 



WENDI LOWENSTEIN, Media Performance 

JERRY A. McCOY, Visual Media: Eagle photographe 



STARLETTE RAWLS, Print Jo 



ROBIN BERMAN, Finance 

MARY E. BREENAN, Finance 

PATRICIA A. BROCK, Accounting: A U. Accounting Club 3,4 

JERRY S. BRUCH, Marketing: intramural football, basketball, base- 
ball 1,2,3,4; intramural basketball captain 2; Sailing 1,2; Ham 
Radio Club 1,2,3, treasurer 

GAIL BUOMAN, Marketing: Mortar Board, Secretary 4; SBA Rep- 
resentative to S.C, General Assembly; Transfer Representative to 
SIS Cabinet 3; Pan Ethnon 3; College Republicans 3.4 

GARY L. CARUSO, Personnel/Finance: Phi Sigma Kappa; Rugby 
Football Club 2,3; lacrosse 2, intramural football, Softball 1,2,3,4; 
University Weekend Committee; DC. Society for Crippled Chil- 



JAMES E. CURRAN, JR., Communication: Phi Sigma Kappa; Public 
Relations Student Society of America; club football 1; lacrosse 2; 
al football, basketball, Softball 2,3,4; WAMU sports, music 



ANNE DUFFY, Public Communication 

LOIS DuPREE, Communication and Sociology 

STEWART W. EDWARDS, Visu. 
Undergraduate Advisory Commit! 

CARDRENIA D. ELLIS, Public Communication 

ARLENE P. ENGLISH, Broadcast lournalism 

KATHLEEN FERGUSON, Print lournalism: Eagle staff; Sigma Delta 
Chi 



LYNN A. ROSS, Communication 

DAVID SCHWARTZMAN, Visual ( 
Broadcast Center T.V crew persor 

DEBBIE J. SCHWARZ, Visual Communicatio 

BRYAN SMITH, Communication 

LEE M. SMOTKIN, Co 



Eagle reporter 1,2,3; Sports 



MINDY FRIEDMAN, Communic 



JILL A. GOLDEN, C 



cation: WAMU-AM radio sale 



ELLEN GOLDSMITH, Visual Media: Phi Sigma Kappa pin-up girl; 
theatre stage manager 1; tennis 2; sailing 3,4; London semester; 
film-making/British Film Institute 

JAY HANDELMAN, Print lournalism: Omicron Delta Kappa; 
Sigma Delta Chi; Who's Who; Eagle, reporter 1,2, Arts Editor 3; 
Editor-in-chief 4; Northwest 3; ANS4; Food Co-op Assistant Man- 
ager 2; Leonard Hall 8th floor Vice-President 3; Confederation 
Media Commission 3,4 



ARTHUR HAVIER, Broadcasting 



SHOSHANA HIRSCH, Print Journalism/International Studic 
Sigma Delta Chi, President 4; Eagle staff 



grapher; Talon staff photographer, The Jewish Pickle head photo- 
grapher; intramural Softball 1,2,3,4; intramural tennis, champi- 
onship team 2; intramural basketball 1,2,3,4; Big Buddy; Orienta- 
tion Committee; Hotline Peer Counselor; SC Campaign Manager 



SHARON HUGHES, Communication 

KENNETH JACOBSON, Communication 

LAUREN JACOBSON, Communication 

EARL S. JENNINGS, Communication; Alpha Phi Alpha Frail 
Inc.; Capitol Press Club; UHURU; intramural football 1,3; 
mural basketball 1,2,3 



CHERYL ANN SPECTOR, Broadcast Journalism/Spanish, minor 
International Studies: Sigma Delta Chi, Vice-President; College 
Students in Broadcasting, Vice-President; Women in Communica- 
tion, Inc ; Northwest, advertisements/reporter; WAMU-AM, public 
affairs; WAMU-FM, newscasts; Eagle, advertising; intramural vol- 
leyball 1,2,3,4; Spanish/French Club and Floor; Bicycle Club; 
Jewish Student Association; Dean's Advisory Committee; Dance 
Marathon 1979; Honors Internship 

JODI SPIEGEL, Print Journalism: Eagle reporter; London Semester 

PATTI STANTON, Visual Media: Women in Communication, Inc.; 
Talon, photographer; Big Buddy; Honors Internship 

MAJORIE STAUFFER, Communication 

MICHAEL S. STONE, Broadcast lournalism: WAMU 1,2,3,4; 
Play-by-play Eagle basketball 3,4; Eagle 1; A.U. Street Hockey 
League 1,2,3; Sports Assistant WRC-TV 4 



MATTHEW D. STUMP, Print Journalism: Omicron Delta Kappa; 
Sigma Delta Chi; Eagle 2,3,4, Editorial Page Editor, circulation 
manager; Honors Internship; Intramurals 2,3 

MARY BETH SWEENEY, Communication 

PETER TOMASZEWICZ, Visual Media: Record Co-op Manager; 
Founder A.U. Skale Board Club; Ultimate Frisbee; SUB Cinema 
Chairman 3,4; Concert Committee 1,2,3,4; WAMY DJ 

MICHELLE ALAINE WARD, Visual Media/Elementary Education 

LOIS C. WEBSTER, Broadcast Journalism: Honors Internship 

LAUREN WERNER, Visual Media/Design: Honors Internship 

ERIC WIESENTHAL, Print Journalism: Sigma Delta Chi; Eagle staff; 
Northwest; the Journal newspapers; Intern with National Republi- 
can Senatorial Committee; Newhouse News Service 

JANICE WILLIAMS, Communication/History: Alpha Kappa Alpha; 
Commuter General Assembly representative 3; A U. Gospel Choir 



KOGOD COLLEGE OF 

BUSINESS 

ADMINISTRATION 

HELENE ACCHIARDI, Finance 
BRIAN ALBERTSON, Marketing 
JOSEFINA ALVAREZ, Business 



BRENDA COHEN, Marketing 



GONZALO DEL-FIERRO, Personnel: tennis, bowling, skiing 
SJELMIROZ DJALIL, Accounting 
MARY M. DOUGLAS, Procurement 



WAYNE A. FELDMAN, Markeling/Pi 



MARTHA M. FRAIR, Accounting: Accounling Club, Vice-President 
3, President 4; Omicron Delta Kappa 

TRACY FREIDAH, Business 

DANIEL FRIEDMAN, Business 

RENE GANDELMAN, Marketing: Zela Tau Alpha; Marketing Club; 
Society for the Advancement of Management 

DEBORAH A. GARDEN, Marketing: American Marketing Associa- 
tion 

MITCHELL GARTENBURG, Business: RHA Comptroller 4 

STEVEN T. GETLAN, Finance/ Accounting 

MARYAM GHANIPOUR, Accounting 

PATRICIA GIAMPA, Finance 

MONTE GINGERY, Business 

J. BENJAMIN GOULD, Marketing: Marketing Club, Secretary 4 

CHARLES GUHR III, Markeli 
son Williams 

JORGE F. GUZMAN, Finance 

GLENN HACKEMER, Accounting/Finance: wrestling 1,2,3,4; Ac- 
counting Club 4; Sailing Club 2,4 



LARRY ERIC HENTZ, Business 

MERRYL S. HILLER, Marketing: Marketing Club 

ARNOLD S. HILLMAN, Business 

WENDY HIRSCH, Marketing 

JEFFREY HOROWITZ, Urban Development The lewish Pickle 



STEVEN HURWITZ, Professional Accounting: Accounting Club 

SUMIHIKO ICHIHARA, Ec 

BARBARA A. (ONES, Accounting 

PHILIP P. KAABE, Markaing 

ROBERT KANTOR, Business 

ELI KAPLAN, Business 
mission. Chairman I 

MARVANNE KERNAN, Procurement/Grants Management 

ROBERT |. KESTEN8AUM, Finance. Varsitv Tennis 1 

HENRIQUE KNOTSCHKE, Finance 

ELLEN KOFFS, Marketing 

ROBERT M. KRULEVIT2, Real Estate 

ROBERT LANIADO, Business 

KIRK E. LOHRLI, Business 

SUE A. MARCUM, Accounting 

BONNIE W. McDANNALD, Marketing: Marketing Club, Presi- 
dent; undergraduate representative tor Rank and Tenure — Market- 
ing Department 



MAUREEN A. McCOVERN, Personnel Administration: American 
Society lor Personnel Administration 3,4, President 4 

IEFFREY T. McKENNA, Professional Accounting; intramural sports 
2,3; Accounting Club 

SHOREH MALEKZADEH, Professional Accounting 

MARION R. MILMAN, Personnel 

HAMID PADASM, Marketing 

IEANNETTE PASTORE, Finance; A.U. Presidential Scholarship; 
Honors Program Scholar; Eagle; Florida President of Phi Theta 
Kappa; General Assembly representative, College of Business; Pan 
Elhnon 



|OY WATNIK, Marketing; Delta Gamma, house manager 

STEVEN WEISS, Marketing 

SCOTT WHIDOON, Marketing: tennis 1; sailing 2; Student Presi- 
dential Election Committee; Junio White House Press Corps photo- 
grapher 

CARL L. WINFREE, Professional Accounting: OASATAU Comptrol- 
ler 

STEVEN WOLFE, Accounting: Manager A.U. Food Co-op 

DAVID WUNG, Marketing: Phi Sigma Kappa; intramural football. 
Softball; Annual Phi Sig Streak 

SCHOOL OF NURSING 

BARBARA L. BORKOWSKI, Nursing 

STEPHANIE D'LOSS, Nursing 

CAROL ENNIS, Nursing: intramural volleyball, softball 2,3; SON 
Council, Secretary; Secretary to Leonard Hall Dorm Council 

LESLIE EVANS, Nursing: field hockey 1,2,3,4, senior co-captain; 
basketball 1, intramural volleyball, baseball. Softball; Campus 
Crusade for Christ 

AIMEE FINKELSTEIN, Nursing 



KAREN-RAE FRIEDMAN, Sociological Nutrition: Alpha Chi 
Omega t ,2,3,4; Rho Lambda 3,4; Alpha Sigma Phi Little Sister 2,3; 
Talon 2; bowling team 2; Greek Council, Secretary 4: Israel Al- 
liance 4; Orientation Aid 2,3,4; School of Nursing Council, Trea- 
surer 2; Grievance Committee 3; Hillel 1 ,2,3,4; Panhellenic Coun- 
cil Vice-President 3, President 4 

ROSEMARY GILLESPIE, Nursing 

RISA LEVY, Nursing 



IUDITH KIRSCHBAUM, Administration of Justice/Philosophy: 
Mortar Board; Who's Who; University scholarship 2,3,4; SI Dean's 
List 2,3.4; intramural volleyball 1.2; Hughes Hall Treasurer 2: 
Vice-President Residence Hall Association 3; Conduct Council 
Board of Examiners 3; Conduct Council Hearing Board 4; Jewish 
Student Association t,4; desk receptionist 2,3; Coordinator of 
dorm social events 2; RHA Orientation Chairman 3 



SCOTT LAMBERT, Adminis 



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DEBORAH LEVINE, Administration of luslice 

ROSE LIPSHUTZ, Criminal lustice/Psychology 

ILENE LITVAK, Administration of lustice 

MICHAEL H. LOVITT, Administration of Justice: Kennedy Political 
Union; American Correctional Association; American Federation 
of Police; National Rifle Association; Letter of Commendation; 
Outstanding Award Letter; "Runner Up Officer of Month"; D.C. 



MYRNA C. MALONE, Administration of lustice: Alpha Kappa 
Alpha Sorority; Pom-Pom Squad 1 ; CAI Undergraduate Council 



DANIEL E. MARKLE, Criminal lustice baseball 1,2,3,4 

ROMA OLITT, Criminal lustice 

R. LEE POTTER, Administration of lustice: Alpha Tau Omega 

IOSEPH R. RAGAZZO, Administration of lustice; Phi Sigma Kappa 

SONDRA D. RICKS, Administration of lustice 

SHERIDEN E. RIDGWAY, SCMC. SC 3, Dorm Council 3; RHA 3 



LISA SHIM8ERG, Administration ol luslice: Phi Mu President, 
Treasurer; General Assembly representative 1 ; Big Buddy 2; Orien- 



KAREN STERN, Administration of |u 
TOM SWAN, Administration of lush 



i of lustice: varsity - 



DIANE PEREZ, Business 

LEE REBA, Marketing; Big Buddy 1,2; logging Club; Social Chair- 
man Resident Floor I; Marketing Club 4; Tavern Board 3,4, Vice 
Chairman; Accounts lor Public Interest 2 

DENISE REINACH, Marketing: A.U. Food Co-op volunteer; United 
Way volunteer; Marketing Club 

IOHN E. RIVKEES, Economics/Marketing 

MORRIS ROTHENBERC, Marketing 

MARK B. ROTHMAN, Professional Accounting: Alpha Tau 
Omega; intramural Softball 1,2,3,4; intramural football 2,3,4; 
Dorm Council 4; RA Selection Committee 2,3 

MARTHA A. RUBENSTEIN, Finance/Economics 

FRANK M. SALVADOR, Accounting 

IEFF SAMMON, Marketing 

RANDY M. SHERMAN, Marketing 

SHERYl SILVERMAN, Urban Development/Finance 

DOUGLAS S. SINETAR, Marketing: Alpha Epsilon Pi 

IOHN SITLER, Accounting: Accounting Club 

GREIG W. SMITH, Business 

MARTHA E. SMITH, Marketing: Women's Varsity Volleyball; 
Conduct Council; Orientation slaff; Hughes Hall President 

MINDI A. SOLOD, Procurement/Grants Management 

MARK B. 5TEINBERGER, Marketing 

NANCY SUNG, Accounting 



LANPHUONG TRUONG, Accounting 



PILAR VALENCIA, Business 

RICHARD |. VARTY, Professional Accounting: Accounting Club 



BARBARA-LUCIA S. RANDALL, Nursing 
BURDETT ROONEY, Nursing 
(ILL S. RUBINSTEIN, Nursing 
SANDY WOLFF, Nursing 



COLLEGE OF PUBLIC 

AND INTERNATIONAL 

AFFAIRS 

SCHOOL OF JUSTICE 

IAMES ANDERSEN, Administration of lustice: A.U. swim team 
2,3,4; General Assembly representative School of Communication 
2; intramural Softball, champs 1979; intramural basketball 2,3,4 

MARY BETH CLARK, Administration of lustice/Psychology: Pi 
Alpha Alpha, selection committee undergrad rep; Mortar Board, 
Co-Chairperson Selection Committee; CPIA Dean's Advisory 
Committee 4; Who's Who; President S| Undergrad Council 4; RA. 
3,4; Floor President 2,3; S| Rank and Tenure Committee 2,3; SI 
Curriculum Commiltee 1,2,3,4 



EVAN M. COHEN, Administration ol I 



chestra; jazz band; 



DOREENA CRAIG, Administration of Justice 

MARK A. DORNE, Administration of lustice/Psychology 

HAROLD F. EVANS, |R„ Administration of luslice: President of The 
Canterbury Club; Association of Federal Investigators; AU Campus 

PATRICIA EVANS, Administration of lustice 
GINA FERGUSON, Administration of lustice 



TODDK.HENNEllY, Adn 
swimming 3.4 



toflu 



iootball 1; track 2; 



JOHN HILLMAN, Administration of Justice 
LAWAN JOHNS, Administration of Justice 
THOMAS KARSCH, Administration of lustic 



DENNIS T. WATSON, Administration of Justice: Wrestling 4 



ELOISE WILLIAMS, Administration of lustice: A.U. Cheerleader 4; 
Dean's List; N AACP, Political Director 4, Fundraising Chairperson 
2,3; OASATAU 

LEONA ZANETTI, Administration of lustice 

SCHOOL OF 

GOVERNMENT AND 

PUBLIC AFFAIRS 

ELAINE S. BENTLEY, Political Science/Economics: Pi Sigma Alpha; 
Sigma Delta Chi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Who's Who; Talon 
1,2,3,4, office manager 1,2, Associate Editor 3,4, Layout Editor 4; 
American Magazine 1,2. Office .Manager 1,2; intramural volleyball 
3; Big Buddy 1; PIRG 3; A.U. Women's Center 4; A.U. Phon-a- 
thon 3; French/Spanish Club 2.3,4; Interclub Council 3; Pre-law 
Society 4; Confederation Media Commission 3,4 

chestra 1, wind en- 



EDWARD A. BLOOM, Political Science/Economics: RHA Control- 
ler 3; Big Buddy; Jewish Student Association; College Democrats; 
Capitol Hill intern 

IOSEPH BLUMENTHAL, Political Science: ZBT Fraternity, Presi- 
dent; Fighting 5th football team; Captain Rodents Runners; basket- 



ROYELEN LEE BOYKIE, Political Sen 



LAVERNE BUTLER, Urban Affairs lustice: Big Buddy, Gospel 
Choir; Student Learning Urban Methods (SLUM) 

DOUGLAS CAMPBELL, Political Science/Economics: Mortar 
Board; Who's Who; Confederation Media Commission 4 varsity 
golf 1,2,3,4; varsity swimming I; Resident Advisor 3,4; SC. As- 
sociate Comptroller 4, Dorm President 2 

GAIL CARMACK, Political Science: Big Buddy; OASATAU 

ANDREW CASEL, Political Science 

JANE CLARENBACH, Political Science: Residence Hall Staff 

ANDREW CONSTANTINE, Political Science: Director Kennedy 
Political Union 4; Who's Who; D.C. Co-Chairman for Students for 
Kennedy in 1960 

ALBERT E. COOK, |R„ Political Science 



SCOTT CROSBY, Political Science: Alpha Tau Omega; President 
Greek Council; Campus Crusade for Christ; varsity men's swim- 
ming 1 

OLIVIER DE BEAUVAIS, Political Science 

BARRY DEUTSCH, Political Science: Who's Who; freshman repre- 
sentative 10 Student Union Board 1; SUB Associate Comptroller 2; 
SC Student Library Committee 4; Co-chairman, AU PIRC 3 

DAVID DIVER, Urban Affairs 



IESUE EINHORN, Political Science 

KENNETH I. EISEN8ERC, Political Science: Phi Sigma Kappa; 
SGPA Honors Program; Pi Sigma Alpha; Who's Who; Club foot- 
ball; SC Associate Comptroller 2; London Semester 

PAUL A. FISHMAN, Political Science/Economics: American 
Beauty Magazine; Frisbee Club 4; Loadies; 3rd Floor McDowell 
Presidents Club 

LAMES FONTANA, Economics/Legal Administration: Phi Theta 
Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa, President; Pi Sigma Alpha; Black 
Belt Karate 3,4; SCPA Unriergrad Council, Confederation Media 
Commission 3 



AMY S. ROSENBLUTH, Political Science 

KAREN D. SANZO, Political Science 

DEBBIE L. SALINE, Political Science 

MARLENA SCHMID, Political Science 

ALAN R. SELDIN, Political Science 

EVETTA L. SHERMAN, Urban Affairs: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 
Inc., President 3, Secretary 4; NAACP, Chairperson of Education 
Committee 3; Panhellenic Delegate 4; Alpha Angel of Alpha Phi 
Alpha 4; Resident Advisor, Selection Committee 4, Administrative 
Hearing Board 2 

MESHACK M.L. SHONGWE, Public Administration 



LAMOTT K. SMITH, Political Science/American History: Alpha 
Sigma Phi Fraternity; Political Science Honor Society; Mortar 
Board; Who's Who, Greek Council; Inter-Fraternity Council; un- 
dergraduate representative History Department Council 

STEVE UNCAR, Political Science: varsity tennis 

RICHARD VASSAR, Political Science: Young D< 



FREDERICK HUMMEL, International Studies 

RUTH MARY KAZAN, International Studies/Economics 

SCOTT KELLEY, International Studies/Economics: Phi Sigma Kappa 



M. REID KILLEN, International Studies/Economics: Pan Ethnon 
1.2; Asian Studies Club 4; Co-op Ed — World Bank 3; SIS Under- 
graduate Council 1; International Week I, FORSA Reception 



WILLIAM A. LASITE-LUKE, International Studie 



YVONNE C. LODICO, International Relations/Political Science. 
AU Women's Center; College Democrats; AU Committee Against 



Investments in South Afri 
TERI |. MAC8RIDE, In 



I Studies 

ial Studies: Resident Adv 



GARY A. GREENBERG, Political Science: Student Confederation, 
Publicity Department; intramural football, basketball, soccer, 
Softball; Washington Semester; Congressional Internship 

SUSAN D. GREENHOUSE, Political Science 

SCOTT E. HERSHMAN, Political Science/|ewish Studies: Phi Sigma 
Kappa; Who's Who; State of Israel, Student Authority Merit Schol- 
arship; lewish Pickle; intramural football, basketball. Softball 
1,2,3,4; undergraduate representative to Academic Affairs Com- 
mittee; Student Advisor Jewish Studies 

CYNTHIA INCAVO, Political Science 

ROBERT S. LANCE, Political Science 

SANDRA |. LISOWSKI, Political Science/Psychology: Who's Who; 
Kennedy Political Union 2; SUB Commission of Community Affairs 
2, Director of Publicity 2,4; Intern US. Probation Officer 4; Semes- 
ter in Denmark 2; Urban Studies Semester 4; tutor, Mann Elemen- 
tary School 3; Big Buddy 1,2; A.U. College Democrats 1; St. 
Elizabeth's Project Coordinator 2; Mutual Assistance Program 2 

ALEC PETER LOWENSTEIN, Political Science- Alpha Epsilon Pi 

THOMAS A. LUNDER, Political Science: Phi Sigma Kappa; intra- 
mural basketball, Softball 1,2,3,4, football 2,3,4; Phi Sig 
pledgemaster 4, Sentinel 3 

LAWRENCE B. MANLEY, Political Science: Mortar Board; Who's 
Who; Resident Advisor; Public Relations Director OASATAU; 
Minority Credit and Capital Formation 197B 



SONIA I. MARTINEZ, Political Sen 



RICHARD |. MARTINO, Political Science/Economics: Mortar 
Board, President; Who's Who; Pi Sigma Alpha; Eagle staff 1,2,4, 
Photography Editor 3: intramurals basketball, Softball; Confedera- 
tion Media Commission 2.3,4; Conduct Council 3; Administrator's 
Evaluation Committee 4; SGPA senior teaching assistant, SGPA 
student advisor 



CHRISTOPHER WALCK, Political Sen 



SCHOOL OF 

INTERNATIONAL 

SERVICE 

GLENN ALBIN, International Service: Pan Ethnon 



MARTHA BAROODY, Spanish and Latin \mericin studio: Omi- 
cron Delta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha, Who's Who; DC Commission on 
Post Secondary Education; AU Women's Club Junior Scholarship; 
Undergraduate Departmental Honors, Language and Foreign 
Studies 

DAVID BARTRAM, Foreign Policy 



VALERIE A. BOGACZ, International Relations/Public Communica- 
tion: Alpha Chi Omega; RHA Secretary; Chairman Elections 
Committee; Academic Affairs Committee; Floor President; Presi- 
dent Little Sisters of Alpha Sigma Phi; Pan Ethnon; Resident Advi- 
sor; Student Recruiter; tour guide for Admissions 



MARK E. BREWSTER, International Studies/Economics: Student 
Library Advisory Committee; Pan Ethnon; Big Buddy 



|ANE MCCREA, International Studies 

IEFFREY D. MEHALL, International Studies 

JOSEPH S. NA||AR, International Studies 

THOMAS C. OLSON, International Studies: The Envoy; Editor of 
Grassroots Chronical, College Republicans' newsletter: College 
Republicans, Vice President 2; PAN Ethnon; ICC 

DELEVAY CABRINA OSBORNE. International Relations: Delta 
Sigma Theta Sorority. Inc.; Rho Lambda; OASATAU; NAACP; 
stage manager Drama Ensemble; varsity lacrosse, Drexel Univer- 
sity 1; Boy Scout troop den mother 

|ILl ANNE PAITCHEL, International Relations: Pan Ethnon; intra- 
mural basketball 1,2; intramural Softball 2; Co-chairman Foreign 
Student Reception 77 

MARIANNE S. PENSA, French/Western European Studies 

GISELLE A. PICARD, International Studies 

ANDREA I. PLOTKIN, International Studies 

KLAUS A. PREILIPPER, International Studies 

PATTIE PREZTUNIK, International Relations/Economics: ODK, 
Who's Who; General Assembly SIS; Student Confederation Presi- 
dent 4; Chairman Dance Marathon 3,4 

KIMBERLY RANDOLPH, International Studies 



HEIDI SEAMAN, Interdisciplinary in International Studies/ 
Procurement, Grants and Acquisition Management: Pan Ethnon 
1,2,3; Undergraduate Advisory Committee; Tourguide Association 



PAMELA MCCARTHY, Political Science: Delta Gamma; Who's 
Who; Mortar Board; intramural volleyball 3,4; President of 
Leonard Hall 2, Secretary 1; Resident Advisor 



FRANK CAPRINO, International Studies 

KATHLEEN ANN CARSON, International Relations: Phi Sigma 
Alpha, Creighton University; Diplomatic Pouch; transfer represen- 
tative SIS Undergraduate Cabinet 78 

LISA CORNACCHIA, International Affairs 



DONNA L. SHIRA, International Studies Delta Gamma; Mortar 
Board; Rho Lambda honorary; Who's Who; Resident Advisor; Pan 
Ethnon; Little Sister of Alpha Sigma Phi; T.A for Behavior Princi- 
ples 

DANIEL S. SMALLER, International Studies/Economics: Phi Sigma 
Kappa; varsity tennis 79; internship at State/Commerce Depart- 
ments; AID and Washington International Center 



MARK A. NEEDEL, Political Science/Economics: Phi Sigma Kappa 



RICHARD OFFENBERG, Political Scie 



LISA M. PARKER, Political Science: Pi Sigma Alpha; teaching assis- 
tant, Intro to American Government; Administrative Assistant; 
Governor of Alaska, Alaska State Legislature; para- legal 



LACKLYN W, DEW ARE, International Relations/Germa 



MICHAEL DOMPAS, International Studies Asian Studies Club, 
Vice-President 4; Executive Council of Foreign Students Associa- 



MARY R. GALVIN, International Studies: Pan Ethno 



AUDREY E. SMITH, I 

KATHY STERN, Spanish/Latin America: Internships — Congres- 
sional Hispanic Caucus 3; Senator Robert Dole 3; Adelante (com- 
munity activist organization) 4 

DOUGLAS S. STONE, International Studies/Political Science: 
Middle East Editor, Diplomatic Pouch; Who's Who; President SIS 
Llndergraduate Cabinet 4; SIS Undergraduate Studies Committee 
3; SIS Dean's Search Committee 3; "Americant" {performing arts) 
2; State Department intern 4; administrative assistant SGPA 4 



MIMI S. GILLATT, International Studies/Economics 

GLORIA H. GONZALEZ, International Relations/Latin American 
Studies: Latin American-Caribean Students Associalion (LACASA); 
Foreign Students Association (FORSA); Pan Ethnon; Dean's List 2 

CHERSTIN M. HAMEL, International Studies: Mortar Board, Who's 
Who; Pan Ethnon; Big Buddy; varsity volleyball 2, badminton 1; 
St. Elizabeth's Volunteer, Model U.N.; American Society Personnel 
Administrators 



CENTER FOR 

TECHNOLOGY 

AND ADMINISTRATION 



Lb 



KATHLEEN A. FEENEY, CTA 



A Thank You Note 

For the past two years at this time, early 
January, I have bathed luxuriously in the 
pre-orgasmic pleasure of the near comple- 
tion of the Talon. At the present writing, the 
A.U. yearbook consists of a two and a half 
foot long, or so, file of photos, beginning 
with a selection of riot, sleep-in, love-in, 
psychedelic photos taken from early Sixties' 
Talons and ending with an envelope of fu- 
ture photos donated by the Department of 
Energy. Copy sheets, roughly two hundred, 
soon to be accompanied by an additional 
seventy or eighty, fill out a large, black 
binder. As I write this, Lynny, the layout edi- 
tor, busily crops photos and maps out aes- 
thetically balanced picture blocks on page 
after page of layout grids. I have to respect 
her perseverance; Lynny lays out the entire 
book singlehandedly each year — we've 
worked together in the same respective posi- 
tions for two years now — and each year, 
although she completes ninety per cent of 
the work in the-last five days, she never fails 
to produce an elegant, visually creative, 
consistent book. Tuesday is the deadline for 
1 00% submission — all of it — four days to 
go. I have absolute faith in her. 

And Nita, the copy editor. Last year, when 
Lynny and I had no staff and no photo- 
graphers, I did Nita's job. I know what it's 

Credits 

Editor — Steven Waxman 
Photography Editor — Vincent Ricardel 
Assistant Editor, Copy — Nita Denton 
Assistant Editor, Layout — Elaine Bentley 
Office Manager — Jeanne Marshall 
Business Manager — John Berg 
Associate Business Manager — Michael 
Polikoff 

Cover Design — Steven Waxman 
Cover Photographer — Vincent Ricardel 
Photographers (random order): 






like to remind people, gently, adamantly, 
pleadingly, of the deadlines for the articles 
they agreed to write and to have on your 
doorstep, typed, a month ago. And proof- 
reading — space, period, no space — par- 
ticularly when you reread your work and 
find a missing comma, and you wonder how 
many more missing commas you didn't see 
the first time around, particularly since they 
weren't there to see anyway. I appreciate 
her perseverance, your perseverance, Nita, 
if you're reading this. 

And Vince, Vinnie, Vincent, photo editor, 
a luxury Lynny and I had to do without last 
year, and surely a necessity this year. As I 
clung to his back and beat him cruelly with 
a whip for missing group photos, Vince put 
together a photo file so complete, so exten- 
sive. Each photo made a specific statement; 
none were random, vague or superflous. We 
can also thank Vince for the clubs, sports 
and Greeks. 

And speaking of the clubs, sports and 
Greeks — a job of organization which could 
compete only with the piling of fifteen men 
into a phone booth — names, spellings, peo- 
ple at the right time at the right place at the 
same time at the same place (I was lucky; I 
avoided the job altogether for two years 
running) — for the untangling of this Gord- 



John Alvord 
Dan Carpey 
Lauren Shaffer 
Chrissie Harrigan 
Phillip Taylor 
Patti Stanton 
Bruce Goldstein 
Arthur Jacobs 
Mike Polikoff 
John Vorperian 
Debbie Becker 
Ann Riley 
Eileen Proctor 



ion's Knot, I would like to thank our office 
manager, Jeanne. Jeanne consistently bore 
the weight of the egos which surrounded her 
— myself included — the jobs we couldn't 
do because they were too hard or too tedius 
or too painful — she made all the calls to set 
up the group appointments; she compiled 
the master list of all the seniors. You name it, 
she did it. All her jobs took patience — with 
the students, yes, but particularly with the 
rest of us, the staff. Thank you, Jeanne. 

And business. Thank you Michael and 
John. You had more balls than I to cold can- 
vass Georgetown. I street-peddled rings 
once in the Manhattan diamond district, but 
people came to me. You went to them; that I 
respect. 

I'm sure there's more. So many people 
helped — a blessing after last year's dual 
effort. When I typed out the credits sheet last 
night, it came to two pages: photographers, 
writers, artists, etc., etc., etc. Thank you all. 
It was fun — even all the screaming and the 
threats, and the door-graffiti sessions. What 
do you get when you harness a troupe of 
egos? An outrageous year and a yearbook to 
prove it. 

Steven Waxman 
Editor, Talon 



Geoff Tofield 

Randy Hill 

Megan Casey 
. Tom Cosgrove 
Photo Pool Manager — Randy Hill 
Incidental Artwork — Su Koch 
Senior Portraits — Delma Studios, Daniel 
Webster 

Publisher — Hunter Publishing, John Bailey 
Writers are credited at the end of their 
articles. 
Moral Support and typing — Jo Williams 



Many thanks and much gratefulness to 
Nita, Randy and Steve. 

It will be forever impossible for me to ex- 
press how much you all mean to me for 
being there when I've needed you, either for 
all four years of college or for the small time 
I've known you on the yearbook staff. Long 
live bunny rabbits, unicorns, Samurai pho- 
tographers and the Bizarre. 

Lyary Bentley 
Associate Editor, Talon 



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